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Duane "Dog" Chapman and son arrested in Hawaii - BREAKING NEWS

by Keith McDuffee, posted Sep 14th 2006 2:31PM
duane chapmanMSNBC just this afternoon broke the news that Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the Dog the Bounty Hunter reality show on A&E, was arrested in at his home by United States Marshals for an extradition hearing to Mexico. Mexican authorities are requesting that Chapman be extradited for kidnapping charges related to Chapman's capture of Andrew Luster.

[Update: Chapman, his brother, Tim, and son, Leland were apprehended at Chapman's home separately. Chapman's wife Beth goes on to say that the Federal Marshals explained Chapman was being charged with "deprivation of liberty of Andrew Luster." Bounty hunting, incidentally, is illegal in Mexico.

Luster is a Max Factor heir, and when Dog first caught him in 2003, Dog spent three days in a Mexican jail over the incident. Dog the Bounty Hunter was in the midst of producing its fourth season during this most recent arrest. Luster is currently serving time on three rape convictions.]

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No one should spend time in jail for taking criminals off the street. Mexico and U.S. can both go to hell. We love you Dog.

December 08 2006 at 8:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


December 04 2006 at 7:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Veronica Hanks

Mexico should wake up to the fact that the Chapmans
saved their women from violation by this sexual predator its a well known fact that in time he would re-offend they always do rape can fuel murder,
he evaded justice now its been done thanks to Dog Leland snd Tim they deserve applauding and rewarding
Not extradited

November 17 2006 at 7:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Isabella Windchime

The Mexican Federalles must "CLEAN UP" their officers who have been known to look the other way concerning crime. The drug lords reign, with the higher officials, either unable to, or fearful of bringing these people to justice. The kidnappings, and beheadings are so bad there now, that even the local people in Tijuana are bringing attention to the situation by marching down the streets of TJ, risking their lives. I've lived on the border for forty years, and it's never been worse. This DOG CHAPMAN,THING IS TRULY A CROCK!!!!! It all adds up to $$$$$$$$$$$ Remember back when the dock workers up in long beach refused to accept the huge vodka shipment coming from Russia, because of our relationship with them at the time? Well they ( the Russian ship) went down to Ensenada, Mexico and it was promply unloaded there. ALL FOR THE ALMIGHTY BUCK!!!!! Of course the Mexican truck drivers brought the shipment up to the USA from Mexico, without any problem whatsoever, crossing from Mexico into San Ysidro CA. So bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico! Is there anything else illegal in Mexico??? If Dog, and his family are imprisoned in Mexico, It's time for us to totally boycott Mexico, and their products in every way. Let's wake up America, smell the hemmhroid cream,and get our heads out of our- you know what. I. Windchime

November 08 2006 at 4:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Dog Chapman took a rapist (whose behavior was escalating towards homicide) off the streets, and got him put where he belonged - behind bars for life. Luster tried to use his vast financial resources to evade justice - until the Dog was nipping at his heels and ultimately took him down.

Dog Chapman may be many things, but in this case, he's clearly a hero and should be recognized as such.

November 03 2006 at 8:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sunshine (Kunokine)

More Dog in the news and on TV today

In the news:

If you want to see how unfairly Duane Dog Chapman is being treated, watch
this recent interview about the case . Its amazing how poorly Mr Chapman
is being treated by his own Government and the Mexican officials


On TV:


October 17, 2006 09:05 AM Eastern Time
Powerlock Spokesman Dog the Bounty Hunter
on MSNBC: Rita Cosby Live & Direct
Oct. 17, 2006, 1 p.m. EDT
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Television reality star and spokesman for Powerlock International Corporation (Pink Sheets: PWLK) Dwayne Chapman "Dog the Bounty Hunter" will appear on Rita Cosby Live & Direct talking about his ordeal with the Mexican government, the Hawaiian earthquake, his reality show, and his role as spokesman for Powerlock's Wheel Safe and Power Lock product lines, on October 17, 2006 at 1 p.m. EDT. Clips from Dog's Powerlock video news release are slated to be aired.
Powerlock International Corporation (www.powerlock.com) specializes in the vehicle anti-theft device Power Lock, which cannot be bypassed by electrical means (hot-wiring) or removed. Power Lock is installed on the vehicle's starter to render it immobile in the event of a theft attempt and are guaranteed to work.
Powerlock International Corporation also manufactures The Wheel Safe Electronic Security Alarm System, the world's first wireless anti-theft device for a vehicle's wheels and tires. Each wheel has a wireless electronic sensor mounted on it. This sensor is similar to a traditional wheel balance weight. The actual device is mounted underneath the vehicle's dashboard. If any wheel is removed from its hub, or tampered with, an integrated siren will sound. Wheel Safe may also be integrated to alert the owner via text message on his cell phone in real time.
Dog the Bounty Hunter, the star of A&E's number one rated reality television show is the spokesperson for Powerlock's Wheel Safe product line. Dog's 30 second video news release is currently running on national cable news stations.
Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of the company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "will," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

October 17 2006 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sunshine (Kunokine)

Bounty Hunter Signs to The Firm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife, Beth, from A&E's No.1 rated television show, "Dog the Bounty Hunter," have signed with managerial powerhouse The Firm for exclusive representation in all areas.
The Firm will coordinate all aspects of the Chapmans' business life including speaking engagements, television programming, publishing, merchandising and feature films.
The Chapman clan, whose third season is currently airing on A&E, is now filming episodes for season four. The show, a tremendous hit for A&E, reached new heights with the airing of its recent 2-hour wedding special, landing at No. 1 for all cable programming on its air date and beating traditional network programming as well.
The Firm signed the duo last week. Alan Nevins, who will lead The Firm team, was awakened by his new client informing him that Dog and two other members from the show had been arrested by U.S. Marshalls in relation to Dog's capture of Max Factor heir and Most Wanted list rapist Andrew Luster in Mexico in 2003.
The Firm and A&E coordinated efforts for a news special detailing the history of the Andrew Luster case and the extradition that Mexico was requesting of the Chapman team. The special, "The Family Speaks," also hit a high note in ratings for the Chapmans and A&E last week with approximately 4.5 million viewers -- with subsequent airings of the special also breaking records for the network.
Beth and Dog, from their home in Hawaii stated, "The family business has now outgrown the family. The Dog brand has increased drastically in the last year and it has become impossible to handle the amount of requests we receive on a daily basis. The Chapmans now graciously extend our Ohana to include The Firm."
The Firm is the largest talent management company in the business representing such artists as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Korn and many others.

October 14 2006 at 3:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
laughing my ass off

dog I know you did'nt go after luster for the reward!You just went there for the good of the u.s.a.I know in my heart that no other bounty hunter has the guts to arrest old andrew.You are at the top of the list for bravery.How did you ever pick him out of all those petastains.

October 11 2006 at 7:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sunshine (Kunokine)

An Interesting read that is fact, I provided the link as well.. Especially check out #' 8 9 and 10
Top Dozen things to remember when traveling in Baja California, Mexico (or other third world countries)
1. Always buy liability insurance if you drive. Legal insurance is a good idea also. Buses and taxis are cheap.

The Link


2. Don't go alone if possible, especially if you are a woman.
3. Have the telephone number of friends in the U.S. you can call if you get into trouble.
4. Stay away from anyone, male or female, who might be a minor. One person's word can blackmail you or throw you in jail.
5. Know what medical drugs need a Mexican prescription and be sure and get one if needed. 7. Don't buy any more medicine that you can use in 90 days. A U.S. doctor's prescription is enough for the U.S. customs, but not for the Mexican police.
6. Don't trust what the pharmacist says. They will sometimes sell you a drug they know needs a prescription and then tip off the police for a kickback.
7. Park only in parking lot with attendants and tip them (sometimes the attendants work with thieves). Better yet - walk. As the police work with the car thieves, if your car is stolen, you can sometimes get it back if you pay a policeman a "finders fee" before the car is used in smuggling drugs and aliens or stripped for parts.
8. Never trust a policeman. Street criminals will pay the cop on the beat money for the right to rob people on their shift. The police are there to make money, not to protect you.
9. Don't rely on the American Consul in Tijuana. They are there to represents our country, not you. All they can do is notify your relatives or lawyer.
10. Don't trust most Mexican lawyers, even the ones that the American Consul recommends. Most will try and overcharge you and some will even try to keep you in longer as long as you can pay them. Click here for the name of a lawyer you can trust.
11. Don't flash money or valuables. Keep small bills as the merchants have to have change for two currencies and don't carry much of either.
12. Hide your large bills and credit/debit cards. A money belt is a good idea. Don't' carry a purse that can be snatched easily. Don't carry your billfold where it can be lifted easily.
You may think that I exaggerate, but I know. I spent almost three and a half in the "belly of the burro" and talked to the street criminals directly. Read my book, Tales from the Tijuana Jails, Volume I and II. Click here to order your copy.
In Mexico, with the Napoleonic Code, you are guilty unless you can prove your innocence or buy your way out. Don't think that I'm being unnecessarily hard on Baja. In the annual list of 133 countries in reverse order of corruption, Finland is the most honest country in the world, the U.S. is only the 16th and Mexico is number 56. There is a lot of corruption in the world and none of us are immune from it.

October 06 2006 at 3:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sunshine (Kunokine)


Where you can get all contact info on who and how and a letter you can use as well..you can also sign the petitions, all from one site.. very easy!!
Per Beth and their Attorneys, we are backing off Mexican Officials until further notice, but do see the contacts at the link above.

A link off Dog's website and sign up (FREE) where I am a moderator on a forum and update all contact info and news, media etc.. GO TO;

Also see Tom Tancredo's website as he is in full support of Dog and requests we send him our letters as well

Most of all Pray.. .where Mercy is shown, Mercy is given and these guys deserve more than that..
Petition that has more than 100,00 signatures and counting.. please sign

I as an American am terrified. I do not understand why our country the Land of the Free, is complying with anything the Mexican government requests. I am ashamed to be an American today! Something must be done to retain the trust and faith in the US Government.
These three individual's, Duane Dog Chapman, Leland Chapman and Tim Youngblood Chapman; they went and captured Andrew Luster who brutally raped many women in the United States, they gave relief to many women knowing that because of Dog and his Crew that America would be safe of Luster's rage against women.
Now they are facing extradition to Mexico on charges of Restraint of an Individuals Liberties, according to Mexican officials. The penalty for this charge; 6 months to 4 years, which can include torture and possible death. Luster is now serving 124 years for 86 counts of brutal rape, who knows how many women he raped while on the run in Mexico. Luster was convicted and indicted in absentia as he had already fled to Mexico. Why wasn't Luster's passport confiscated and he given house arrest and a monitoring device (at the very least) yet Dog was not given as much respect as a brutal rapist.
We must protect American citizens from such brutality. How can an American Judge sign the death warrant of Dog, Leland and Tim for such a 'petty charge', considering the result being that the Dog and Crew brought a US wanted fugitive to justice? Is this the reward they will receive for bringing Andrew Luster to prison after being convicted in absentia? Is this how our government will actually show appreciation of what Dog and Crew did? If so, it is shameful, and I am not proud to be an American today!
Supporters have already cancelled trips to Mexico, boycotting Mexican business, and restaurants on American Soil, and we are also boycotting Max Factor products, and their affiliates.
We will send our message of disbelief and support any way we can for Dog, Leland, Tim and their families.
Please step in and up and show the American people that this can not and will not happen to any Americans and we will not take it anymore.
Show the American people that we can have faith and trust in our government to protect us all from such travesties of justice.
This can not happen in America to Americans!
God Bless Us all, and whoever can make the decision to save our faith in America!!!

October 06 2006 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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