Dog the Bounty Hunter gets arrested

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Duane “Dog” Chapman and two of his co-stars on Dog the Bounty Hunter were arrested yesterday in Hawaii on charges of illegal detention and conspiracy in the capture of the Max Factor heir three years ago. Dog and his crew had gone to Mexico to grab the guy on rape charges, but were arrested themselves when they refused to hand him over to Mexican authorities. They posted bail but never returned for their court hearing. It was the case that blew Dog to fame and led to his reality show, and now he’s been arrested and faces an extradition hearing to Mexico for it.

Chapman, son Leland Chapman and associate Timothy Chapman were taken into custody and did not resist arrest, said Mark Hanohano, U.S. Marshal for the district of Hawaii. “It went down without incident,” Hanohano said. Chapman, shackled at his ankles and wearing a blue muscle T-shirt at his first court appearance Thursday, said the government was jealous of his success in hunting down criminals. “You see what the American government is doing to us? They throw us in jail,” Chapman said in a federal courtroom. “I’m so upset about this.”

I’m not a police officer but it seems to me that if a guy helps you put a rapist away you probably shouldn’t reward him by having him arrested. Give him a medal or buy him a cup of soup, but don’t throw him in jail. That’s just poor manners.

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