07/16/2010 05:32 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Barefoot Bandit' Case Hints At Gap In National Security

Authorities say Colton Harris-Moore -- the so-called "Barefoot Bandit" -- is responsible not only for hundreds of burglaries, but also the theft of at least five airplanes. How the 19-year-old allegedly pulled off so many crimes in two years is a subject of debate, but one expert sees an even bigger issue -- the ease of stealing planes even after 9/11.

"The fact that [authorities say] he was able to get the airplanes and get them out of the [airports] successfully without anybody challenging him is scary," Los Angeles attorney John A. Greaves said in an interview with AOL News. "That means, basically, anybody that wants to steal a plane can."

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