He was once known as the barefoot bandit - a notorious teen fugitive who stole cars, boats and airplanes and toyed with police during an epic two-year crime spree.
But in his dress shoes and collared shirt, Colton Harris Moore could have passed for a typical young professional as he was spotted for the first time since swapping a prison cell for work-release.
The 25-year-old is staying at a half-way house and has started a part-time clerical job for his former defense attorney, John Henry Browne.
The supervised assignment is the final phase of the seven-year prison term dished out in 2011 for a trail of thefts and burglaries spanning from Washington State to the Bahamas.
Colton Harris Moore, 25, once known as the barefoot bandit, is in the final phase of the seven-year prison term dished out in 2011 for a trail of thefts and burglaries spanning the U.S. As a teen, he became well-known as a fugitive who stole cars, boats and airplanes during a two-year crime spree
The 25-year-old is staying at a half-way house and has started a part-time clerical job for his former defense attorney, John Henry Browne. Until he is formally released, the 6ft, 5in, felon is restricted to fetching boxes of files and answering phones. Once his term is over, he plans to become an expert in the aviation industry
Harris Moore began stealing from neighbors when he was just 12 years old but would later claim this was so he didn't starve to death
He has vowed to obtain a pilot's license and will set about becoming the aviation industry's answer to Donald Trump when he's formally released in January.
But for now the 6ft, 5in, felon is restricted to fetching boxes of files and answering phones.
Baby-faced Harris Moore kept a low-profile as he headed to Browne's downtown Seattle office Tuesday morning in dark sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt.
But in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, he opened up about the 'living hell' of prison, his dream of building an aviation company and the simple first meal he enjoyed in the outside world - a Starbucks panini and chocolate frappuccino.
Harris Moore, pictured in a 2007 mugshot, gained notoriety when he bolted from a half-way house at age 17 and hopscotched across the United States in a fleet of stolen vehicles
'It looked like a work of art,' he joked. 'I don't recall exactly what was in the drink but it was very, very good. Thank God I'm not diabetic but I probably will be after drinking a few more of those.
'We've gone to a few other restaurants but it's not a huge deal. I don't care about a lot of things a typical 25-year-old guy cares about.'
The high school dropout gained international notoriety when he bolted from a half-way house at age 17 and hopscotched across the United States in a fleet of stolen vehicles.
At the height of his infamy, he boasted 77,000 Facebook followers and was likened to Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Catch Me If You Can for his ability to stay one step ahead of the police.
He even inspired a line of 'Barefoot Bandit for President' t-shirts, referencing the nickname Harris-Moore earned from carrying out burglaries bare-footed and leaving behind chalk-outlined footprints as a calling card.
After spending six years languishing at a Washington state prison Harris Moore told DailyMail.com he was focusing solely on a law-abiding future.
By the time cops shot took him into custody in July 2010, Harris Moore was suspected of more than 100 crimes in nine states. Prosecutors branded Harris Moore a 'menace' to society but a judge expressed sympathy for the 'mind numbing absence of hope' in his childhood and sentenced him to a relatively lenient seven years in prison
'My mom died, my dog died - the things I cared about most in this world are dead,' he added. 'It's been a living hell, it's not been fun and it's not gone fast.
'But now prison it totally done my life is moving forward physically, I'm not just talking and thinking about it.
'Something that people don't realize is that I've wanted to work my entire life. I know that sounds counter-intuitive because what people know about me is running through the woods and doing other things.
'You don't associate being a fugitive with wanting to build a career but at some point in the very near future I'm going to be building companies.
'The last six years I've been forced to sit in a box and do nothing. For somebody like me that's very difficult because I have a lot of energy and there's a lot of things I want to do.
'I always tell people that I have "Donald Trump" energy - I want to work 18, 20 hours a day. But now I'm at a point when things are building speed. It's been very busy and very exciting.'
Harris Moore's transition from incarcerated outlaw to regular citizen began in late September when he was transferred to Seattle's Reynolds Work Release facility, which houses around 100 inmates classified as low-level risk.
He is subject to a curfew but allowed out each day to work for Browne, a high-profile lawyer who once represented Ted Bundy and has just released a memoir, The Devil's Defender.
Browne is a high-profile lawyer who once represented Ted Bundy and has just released a memoir, The