what do you think bout Dog, the Bounty Hunter Case ?

United States
December 9, 2006 12:03pm CST
Dog the Bounty Hunter hearing rescheduled Chapman could be freed or extradited to Mexico in 2003 capture of rapist The court hearing for Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman, star of the reality series ‘Dog, the Bounty Hunter,’ has been pushed back to Dec. 22. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted on deprivation-of-liberty charges in Mexico. Updated: 12:49 p.m. ET Dec 8, 2006 HONOLULU - A court hearing in Mexico that could drop charges against TV bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman or order his criminal case to proceed has been rescheduled for Dec. 22. The hearing was to begin Monday in Guadalajara but was postponed because a report from a lower court was not received. The 53-year-old star of the A&E reality series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” is charged under Mexican law with deprivation of liberty for his June 2003 capture of convicted rapist Andrew Luster, the Max Factor heir, in Puerto Vallarta. Luster is serving a 124-year prison term. Chapman's attorney, William Bollard, will present arguments in Mexico, and Chapman is not expected to attend the closed hearing. Chapman was arrested Sept. 14 along with his son and another associate and is free on $300,000 bail. He has been fighting extradition. He faces up to four years in a Mexican jail if convicted. The capture of Luster shot the Honolulu-based bounty hunter to fame and led to the TV series. Luster's disappearance set off an international manhunt by police, FBI and bounty hunters trying to recoup some of the bond money. Luster is now serving a 124-year prison term.
10 responses
@ahalapia (943)
• United States
10 Dec 06
The minute I heard and read about this in the news and watched the special on TV it shouted set-up all the way. Why would you want to punish someone that tracked down, and brought to Justice a serial rapist like Luster, is beyound my comprehention.
• United States
10 Dec 06
Its Mexico, rare laws there! Remember its not a democracy ;)
• United States
10 Dec 06
its a republic, some laws are more strict...
@emarie (5447)
• United States
10 Dec 06
i think its a stupid case all together!!! i mean, he got the wrong information and that case landed him his tv show...people are just probably angry about that (mostly the mexican police) i think they should drop the charges because all DOG does is GOOD things. he screwed up once, but caught someone who was a really bad series rapist...they took a crinimal out of their country , they should be greatful. and DOG is seriously sorry for breaking their law...i mean, maybe a fine..but he shouldn't go to prison...i mean TIM has 2 little girls at home...he can't be sent to prison...especially one in mexico...they're bounty hunters...they were getting harrased in the prisons in hawaii...what do you think might happen to them elsewhere???
@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I do agree that prison for jumping bail etc is a bit steep but for ppl to think he shouldnt get anything and should just let it drop is foolish IMO...breaking the law is breaking the law and punishment is necessary especially considering he knows what breakin bail means I mean it is his job after all ya know...Look at it in reverse..what if someone came here bounty hunting (and its agaisnt the U.S laws), then turned aroudn and jumped bail...sure the citizens of the U.S would be greatful I'm sure but would we be so quick to say "oh well..at least he got someone off the streets" I mean come on...the cops do that all the time, they deal with hardcore crap on a daily basis but if they screw up saying "I'm sorry" doesnt cut it ya know......I honestly think that ppl are getting so up in arms over it because of his celebrity status....would ppl be saying the same thing if he was just some unknown bounty hunter? probably not...
@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I'm sorry but if he broke the law, why shouldnt he be charged? If a cop breaks the law they face criminal charges...why should Dog be any different? because he is a tv celebrity?? b.s..you break the law you risk paying the penalty and thats how it should be
@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
10 Dec 06
also, why is it that he can go after ppl for jumping bail but he shouldnt be gone after when he does it (which he did)
@annieroos (1846)
• United States
12 Dec 06
it sucks that he is rescheduled for just before christmas.. But i dont think he should be charged cause he did a good thing.. and it was wrong of the U.S. agree to the charges.. and sign the paper.. I hope he is not charged..
• United States
10 Dec 06
He should not go to jail, for bringing in a rapist!!!! Mexico, should be more lenient in cases like this :0)...is this world going crazy???
@reviandi (332)
• United States
10 Dec 06
good story. but i thing the dog can't.
• United States
10 Dec 06
This whole case is WRONG! He got a terriable man off the streets NOW they want to charge him for doing the right thing? Mexico needs to back off and I think it is SAD that the President of the US is NOT doing anything about this! This is terriable and just shows that america cares nothing aobut people who do GOOD! They would rather side with mexico who all of their people are in OUR Counrty Illegally! Maybe the mexico goverment should get off their butt and do something about ALL of those people that the USA Has to take care now and give them FREE medical dental food etc. This is the biggest BS case!
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I think its ridiculous that he is facing any kind of charges for getting Luster off the streets. I don't understand why we're listening to Mexico either since they were harboring a fugitive. The last I heard they were trying to work out a deal with Mexico to pay them money instead of jail time. I wonder if that's what it's all about (money).
• United States
9 Dec 06
Well i think he shouldnt be charged to begin with. I dont understand how they can press charges on him but yet they did not turn over the convicted rapist Andrew Luster. Its ok for them to keep the criminals safe there but yet when we go and take that individual, they want to press charges? Luster wasnt even a Mexican citizen. Makes no sense to me at all.++
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
9 Dec 06
That is a shame that they rescheduled for right before Christmas. They shoudl really let him off of the chrages. Who in their right mind wants someone like Luster in their country?