Bounty Hunter,Duane “Dog” Chapman, Released on Bail … Rather Ironic


Duane “Dog” Chapman of the famed “Dog The Bounty Hunter” show was released on bail Dogchapmanafter being arrested in connection with the 2003 Andrew Luster  capture in Mexico. The irony of the situation is uncanny and would be funny if it were not so pathetic.

HONOLULU – TV reality star Duane “Dog” Chapman and two co-stars accused of illegal detention and conspiracy in the bounty hunters’ capture of a cosmetics company heir in Mexico posted bail and were released Friday.

Chapman was released on $300,000 bail after spending the night in a federal detention center and his co-stars on the popular A&E show “Dog The Bounty Hunter” were freed on $100,000 bail each.



The fact that Mexico authorities wants Duane Chapman extradited back to Mexico for charges of misdemeanor detainment borders on the absurd. Many pundits think that a US Court may not grant the extradition on the long run. Until that happens, The Bounty Hunter is the hunted.

The men are now required to wear electronic monitoring devices until they return to court for extradition hearings to face trial in Mexico. The judge said they were not flight risks.

Chapman and his tattooed crew were ordered to surrender their passports, to stay in Hawaii and not possess any firearms.

Defense attorney Brook Hart, who successfully argued during the 1-hour, 10-minute hearing that his clients have no reason to be locked up, called the devices “overkill” but did not object to their use.

“It’s ironic that the bounty hunter would go around with a bracelet while arresting people. But so be it,” he said.

Mexico, this is an example of what you should be spending your time doing in extradicting criminal. Accused Mexican Drug Kingpin, Arellano Felix, Extradited to U.S.

The extradition of the man who once ran the Arellano Felix drug clan was a victory for U.S. officials who have been pushing Mexico to send them more drug lords.

Arellano Felix was handed over in the Texas border town of Matamoros after serving a 10-year sentence in Mexico. He will be taken to California to face trial on charges stemming from a 1980 case in which he allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover police officer in the United States.

U.S. authorities requested Arellano Felix’s extradition on June 2, 2003. A federal judge approved that request in 2004, but it took two years for the Foreign Relations Department to send him north.

Posted September 16, 2006 by
Bizarre, Crime, WTF | 29 comments

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    29 Responses to “Bounty Hunter,Duane “Dog” Chapman, Released on Bail … Rather Ironic”

    1. Maggie on September 16th, 2006 5:23 pm

      Glad to hear he is out, I hope the US don’t extradite him. If only they spent as much time and money worrying about the real criminals.

    2. Cynthia on September 16th, 2006 6:04 pm

      Maggie…I agree with you!!!! I’ve already sent my letter to the Congressman….he’s how all of you can help:

      How to contact Congressman
      Neil Abercrombie
      Honolulu Office:
      Prince Kuhio Federal Building
      300 Ala Moana Blvd.
      Room 4-104
      Honolulu, HI 96850
      phone: (808) 541-2570 fax: (808) 533-0133

      Washington Office:
      1502 Longworth House Office Building
      Washington, D.C. 20515
      phone: (202) 225-2726 fax: (202) 225-4580

      (note: mail delivery to Washington office
      remains unpredictable, due to backlog caused
      by security screening)

      Request an appointment


    3. Jude on September 16th, 2006 6:46 pm

      This man is doing society good not evil. You would think the Mexican Government has better things to do like stop illegal’s and the drugs from crossing the boarders. Or, here is a thought, help their own people by creating jobs. Apparently the Mexican Government didn’t care if there was a weirdo and rapist running around. Send Luster back to Mexico for good. They can keep him and we do not have to pay for his incarceration in the U.S.

    4. jojo on September 16th, 2006 7:15 pm

      Dog did an illegal act in a foreign country. He was arrested, paid bail and then skipped. He did exactly what he nabs people for here in the US. The judge gave him 3 years to correct this . He is not above the law, even Mexican law. He has to face his punishment. He did a great thing in finding Luster-but that doesn’t excuse him from jumping bail.

    5. KELMAL on September 16th, 2006 7:26 pm

      If he didn’t break the law he would NOT be in this position. I guess since he is RICH and FAMOUS he now joins the club with, M. Jackson, O. J., Robert Blake, Kobe Bryant, and the Kennedy’s .

    6. nurturer on September 16th, 2006 7:58 pm

      I wonder if DOG could have grabbed this Andrew Luster in a more covert manner, not drawing attention to himself and his crew and just getting him across the border, in a bus say. Or a rented car. Then again, if the ‘Judicial’ or ‘Comandante de Policia’ were frequent ‘guests’ of Luster’s, it might have been difficult.

    7. KELMAL on September 16th, 2006 8:02 pm

      jojo, EXCELLENT POST. I like dog and his show but that does NOT put him above the LAW. Sure dog has done a GREAT job here in the USA getting scum off the streets but he went to Mexico knowing he was going to break the law. IMO he did wrong and shoud be punished !!Nobody has the right to take the law into their own hands !!!NOT EVEN DOG !!!

    8. driving miss daisy on September 16th, 2006 8:46 pm

      Jojo, you and Kelmal, need to read a bit of Mexico’s history in dealing with Americans and whether or not they have done anything illegal. Most of the time, like Aruba, Mexico is on the wrong side of the law.

    9. KELMAL on September 16th, 2006 9:00 pm

      miss daisy, Most of the time daisy but NOT this time !!!!!!!!

    10. Scared Monkeys on September 16th, 2006 9:33 pm

      Kelmal & Jojo,

      This stunt by Mexico is such a crock of S&#@ its not even funny. You will eventually see that a US Court will deny extradiction.

      Mexico best fix their kidnapping problem that they have first.

      There is this little thing called “intent”. Mexico will have a nearly impossible time proving it,

      This was just grandstanding on the part of the new Mexican govt.

    11. Me on September 16th, 2006 11:40 pm

      There are other ironies here:

      1. If Mexico wanted to prosecute Dog, they’d have to have him extradited to Mexico. This is something they routinely refuse to do to Mexicans suspected of things like murder and rape who have fled to Mexico. Hypocritical jerks.

      2. Mexico worked hard to get him picked up in America. If only they had the same energy in picking up Mexican lawbreakers in America, you know, the 11 million or so Mexican citizens who vioate OUR laws on a daily basis. Oh wait.. they provide them booklets on how to commit these crimes. Hypocritical jerks.

    12. IndyDan on September 16th, 2006 11:41 pm

      Here again is a perfect example of johnm-now kemal craving attention and everyone feeding it’s hunger for recognition. Respond and it will come back again and again. Don’t respond and it will go away.

    13. Mortella on September 17th, 2006 12:44 am

      We cannot get Mexico to extradite suspected murderers so why should we keep our end of the agreement if they do not honor theirs? Reminds me of the Dutch who refuse to extradite a terrorist suspect in 9/11 because we have the death penalty. They don’t respect OUR laws but seem to think we are the only ones required to play by the rules.

      BTW, there has been a sort of Marathon of Dog the Bounty Hunter on A&E all afternoon and evening.

      And there is a difference in committing a violent crime such as murder and breaking a regulatory law. This sounds to me like the old shakedown routine. What I think they really want to money from Dog, like a ridiculously high fine or something of that sort.

      How many suspected murderers has Mexico refused to extradite or even try to find? Why didn’t they find Luster and hand him over to this country themselves if they don’t want someone like Dog to do so?

    14. Carpe Noctem on September 17th, 2006 6:20 am


      long live “the dawg” , bro bro

    15. Miss-Underestimated on September 18th, 2006 9:33 am

      I hate to do this to Dog but, if you put Anita’s picture next to his????

    16. Brenda T. on September 18th, 2006 12:04 pm

      Miss-Underestimated, you do seem to find the best humor when the board is fighting. THAT was a funny comment…and yes, it is not meant as an insult to The Dog….just an observation. (Maybe if Dog gets some rest, he won’t look as bad as Anita.)


    17. Jason MacDonald on September 18th, 2006 5:11 pm

      I live in Arizona, it is like living in Mexico,the illegals don’t care they get free ride, So if Dog went to Mexcico to get a fugitive so be it! America is too busy fighting a war, so we have a local hero that is trouble because our fedral goverment wouldn’t! They should DOG A MEDAL AND A BADGE! if there not going track these fugitives down step, aside and let Dog andThe Dog pound do there work! So Dog if your listening we are behind you!!!!!!!! from the angry man in AZ!

    18. Laura on September 18th, 2006 5:18 pm

      I think Mexico should worry more about all the THOUSANDS of illegal immigrant’s crossing over the boarder in the US and dumping more problems on us, instead of ONE American crossing over the MEXICAN boarder to get a psycho off the streets!

    19. Brandon on September 19th, 2006 3:09 am

      This is ridiculous. The Mexican government needs to worry about purging their corrupt ranks, fixing their economy, and much more. And the US Marshalls have more important work than to arrest one of the good guys for a ridiculously minor crime in Mexico.

      I see now how all the drug runners come up through Mexico.

    20. Brenda T. on September 19th, 2006 11:22 am

      I was raised in Tampa…I get it 100% where the illegal alien problem is concerned. Unfortunately, Florida also has the onslaught of Cuban immigrants. That bunch has destroyed Miami as well as much of Central & Southern parts of the state.

      We’d better watch out! These illegals will manage to get some politicians to allow them to vote. They’ll simply vote themselves in a leader THEY want…and we’ll be screwed. It will come to blood in the streets, and I’m not kidding around.


    21. Skyboxx on September 20th, 2006 7:20 am

      We arrest “Dog” at the request of the Mexican government becasue the broke one of “their laws”.

      Yet we let between 11 and 20 million illegal mexican immigrants go free in this country even though they broke “our laws”.

      YOu can’t make this stuff up. Mexico is mad because they HID this pervert in plain site and the Dog went down and got him. He posted bail and then skipped, true. Its a misdemeanor and will go away. But the good ole USA still plays by the rules, and lets others get a pass.

      Time to write to US Senators and tell them your vote will be for someone else next time if they don’t get their collective behinds together.

    22. Pinky on September 21st, 2006 2:29 pm

      Coincidence that Dog gets arrested, and one of the Felix brothers gets extradited? I think not.

      Luster was captured in 2003… It’s now 2006. So it takes 3 years for Mexico to decide they want to charge him?

      Extradition for Felix granted in 2003, and Mexico decides to do it in 2006?

      Come on. Gotta love corrupt governments, who obviosly don’t have their priorities straight.

      And by the way, Luster raped a countless number of women, probably continues to do it in Mexico, and probably would’ve continues to do it as long as he was free.

      Luster & Felix deserve to be locked up, Dog does not.

    23. SUPER DAVE on September 21st, 2006 2:32 pm

      this has to be the most ignorant thing our government and law officials have done yet! they won’t even investigate the holloway case but they would go to any length to jail dog chapman.
      i believe the us has talked mexico into extraditing a mexican drug dealer last week and this may be an exchange for dog.

    24. Crystal on September 21st, 2006 4:06 pm

      HEY it’s me again i just read that we should be dealing with the real criminal’s and not the fake one’s andrew luster did a terrible thing now think if that was your child or your rapist or your friend’s rapist,
      Ask your self did Dog really do wrong???
      sure he went to Mexico but it was for a good cause
      come on people what is wrong with you

    25. sharee on September 21st, 2006 8:34 pm

      Dog me and my family are behind you 100%. what you did was got a piece of scum off the street and into a cell. where he belongs! no matter where he was luster did something very sickening. and you cured his sickness right away. and they want to punish you,Leland,Tim for doing something good and honorable? that is so wrong. they need to honor you and give you a medal..
      Beth,and your family you are in our prayers each and every day. and we hope your gov. does something real soon.

    26. Fran on September 26th, 2006 6:58 am

      Screw Mexico. After all that is what they are doing to us, by encouraging their low lifes (who won’t even learn English) to come to the states. The largest Mexican economy is getting money sent back to that corrupt country from the illegals that are honored by our so called “free press”. Dog should never have had to go to Mexico to pick up that prick. If he could find the Max Factor aire then the Mexican Police should have had no problem, unless they are enept. On second thought I guess Dog had to go and do the job.

      God bless the Chapman’s and all that do what our government, that we pay taxes to, should be doing.
      A former victim.

    27. linda sassak on October 9th, 2006 11:22 am

      first of all i send my heart to these people and their families,,,they have done some thing good that most laws inforcers can’t do ,,so whats the problem,,they don’t try to kill any one they are lookin for,un like alot of people shoot then ask questions,,we need more people on the streets like Dog and his family they are real people doing their job,,a bounty hunter should be able to go any where they have to to get their man or woman,the streets would be alot safer if so ,,they just don’t lock them up and throw away the key they try to talk to them and help them ,.they got the man and every one should be greatful,the jerk can’t hurt any one else,,just because the jerk was a money man doesn’t mean he can get away with this shit,,,,oh well Dog and his family had a job to do and did it ,,,free the dog ,leland and young blood,,,beth hang in there girl we are pullin for you and the children,,you are a strong lady and i know your mouth will never stop until this is cleared up ,good girl go get them ,we send our love for the whole family and ,for mexicooooooooo,,,,get real ,,this is not the stone ages any more,,,do your job then some one else won’t have to do it ,,then get your feelings hurt for not being able to get your man ,,could it be jellousy? that these little hand ful of regular people can,,,shame on you ,,,,love hope and prayers ………..linda FREE THE CHAPMANS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    28. Charges in Mexico Dropped Against Bounty Hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman … Justice Prevails : Scared Monkeys on August 6th, 2007 12:18 pm

      [...] Chapman had previously been arrested this past September on a Mexican warrant stemming from his 2003 capture of fugitive convicted sex offender rapist and Max Factor cosmetics heir Andrew Luster. Bounty hunting is considered illegal in Mexico. [...]

    29. Sonja Zimmek on May 13th, 2008 9:36 pm

      Hello,dear Dog!Stay how you are and i will always be behind you and your Familie.Sometimes i do pray for you all.Take care,God Bless you all,Sonja and give my Love to beth and the kids.Love from Germany

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