The Barefoot Bandit's Mom says that he's a genius because he can fly a plane without ever having had any training. But, anyone who has ever used Microsoft's Flight Simulator knows that taking off and flying is fairly easy. It's landing that takes the real skill.
However, the true measure of the Bandit's intellect is the stupidity of this tall, skinny white boy trying to hide amid an island population that is 85% black. Besides, his out-of-place American accent and lack of shoes was sure to get this idiot caught. Don't ya think?