Barefoot Bandit auction removed from Ebay
An auction on money left by Colton Harris-Moore, the Barefoot Bandit, at Vetter’s Animal Hospital in Raymond is no longer up for bid, for the time being.
According to Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals, “eBay removed the listing temporarily (although we are a registered charity with them), we are working on getting it restored. We’ll update when it is resolved.”
According to a listener, the auction had topped $1000 before it was removed
In 2010, as he was travelling across the area stealing boats, cars and airplanes, he took the time to assist the local animal hospital. On Memorial Day weekend in 2010, an employee came into work and found a note and a $100 donation, signed by the teen.
On the note, he wrote ‘Drove by, had some extra cash. Please use this money for the care of animals. –Colton Harris-Moore (AKA: “The Barefoot Bandit”) Camano Island, WA”
At the time, Raymond Police Chief Ken Boyes told the Seattle Times that no one saw the so-called “Barefoot Bandit,” and there was no evidence of any crimes in Raymond. “He just left the money at the door of the animal hospital.”
According to Christine Balcom with HAVA, “Vetters was unable to use his donation as intended when it was received, but now that it’s been released from evidence, they are taking it one step further.”
Vetters is auctioning off the money to support HAVA. The hospital has framed the money, a copy of the note(not the original), and the reports to authenticate.