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Marianne Paskowski

A&E’s Bounty Hunter in the Slammer

September 15, 2006 1:31 PM

Talk about the tilting scales of justice, yesterday Duane “Dog” Chapman, his son and another colleague who star in A&E’s highly rated reality show “Dog The Bounty Hunter” were arrested in Hawaii on charges of illegal detention and conspiracy.

The arrest stems back to June 2003, when Dog and cohorts captured Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. That prominent arrest put Dog, a real bounty hunter, on the map, and soon A&E gave him and his partners a reality show. Now Dog and his colleagues sit in a Honolulu jail without bail and face extradition hearings in Mexico under some lame-brain terms of a treaty between the U.S. and Mexico.

It’s too early to see how Dog’s extradition to Mexico will affect the future of the series. An A&E spokeman said the network supports Dog and is proud of his role in helping to bring a convicted serial rapist (Luster) to justice.

According to published reports, Dog had his first court appearance in Hawaii yesterday, wearing shackles. Dog said the government was jealous of his success. Hmm. Is this the death of the series or will viewers soon see future episodes, depicting Dog and his battle with the legal system?

I’m betting that Dog will be dandy and back in production soon.


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Comments (11)


We should put the Dog on tracking Osama Bin Laden...perhaps we could get some results.

Marianne Paskowski:

Well, he's out on bail, faces a stint in Mexico. But A&E is making the most of this, a special about his arrest in Hawaii, tomorrow nite at 10 p.m. EST. You know, you just can't make this stuff up. I will be watching.

Totally agree with you about putting Dog on Osama Bid Laden's trail. Our own government has been more than lapse here. For God sakes the man's on dialysis, needs electricity, but maybe he has a backup generator for his failing kidneys.

Enrique Diaz:

How can the United allow what is happening with Dog the Bounty Hunter and his family. He caught a man who has 86 counts of rape in the United States and he gets punished for it. Has the United States come to the point where criminals are reward and those who get the criminals off the streets get punished.

I think the United States should be consentrating on extraditing the illegal alien criminals from Mexico.

I serve twenty years in the military ready to fight for what this country stands for
and at this moment I feel I served a country that is now detiorating.

Marianne Paskowski:

Hi Enrique,
Well if you saw the special last night, Dog's out on bail, but still could be extradited to Mexico. It is amazing, Luster is the bad guy here and Doug didn't even get his bounty fee. But given all the publicity this reality based show has gotten, I doublt he'll wind up in Mexico. But we shall see.
Thanks for writing,


Ok so Mexico has laws.......I wonder what they are concerning an 86 count rapist or doesnt that matter???? Dog ........ya did good!!
Leave this man and his family alone to do what they do best catch the bad guys!! If it were me, I'd have done the same thing a hundred times over.
Good Luck Dog & Family
our prayers are with you

Marianne Paskowski:

Grrr! I agree, and like I said I can't envision Dog spending any time in Mexico. Thought last night's special was great TV


Luster must still have access to his millions of bucks. Mexico comes cheep but not that cheep

Marianne Paskowski:

You could be right, but I don't know. All I know is that Dog said last night that he never got his bounty fee for bringing that fiend to justice.


It makes me sick to my stomach to think that our government wouldn't fight off the Mexican authorities... This man is an absolutle hero, he's someone who has taken one of the worst rapists off the streets and did it at no charge.... your a great guy, i hope truth & justice will prevail... god bless you man

Marianne Paskowski:

Funny you should write, a friend just saw a crawl on some cable news net saying that the Hawaiian court is letting Dog take off his ankle bracelet for an upcoming trip to New York. Will let you know more when I do.

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