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(NBC10) NewsFlash Dog the Bounty Hunter arrested at his home in Hawaii. Police sat him in their patrol car, let him have a cigarette and offered him a few tough-love pearls of wisdom sprinkled with plenty "Brahs" before booking him at the station   ( divider line
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2006-09-14 05:15:06 PM  
Why all the hate for Dog? If you don't like his show, don't watch it.

It's the most popular show on A & E so I'm guessing millions are watching. But you are too cool kickin' it in your Mom's "Extra Bedroom" to watch it because he has a mullet, wow that makes you so cool....

Go back to tagging it to that balding blonde dude on XPLAY...

Also, he did do a service for someone other than himself. Ask the women and their families how they feel about Dog bringing that dirt bag to justice...

Dude, kythri did Dog or any of his crew bust you or your boys? You've got a lot of pent up rage.

Chill out brah...

I will give you credit for the "THIS GUY DOES CONSTRUCTION!!! HE'S GONNA HAVE KNIVES AND BLADES!@!!! HE'S DANGEROUS!!!" And then they find him sleeping in his car or a park bench...
2006-09-14 05:17:09 PM  
Even on the other Bounty hunter show they used to have on, you hear these guys act like they are freaking god and police are punks.

Oddly enough, in some ways, bondsmen have far more freedom to act than LEOs do. And the whole idea behind bondsmen is to keep people who otherwise would be awaiting trial in jail from losing their freedom while due process is going on.

In other words, bondsmen (and bounty hunters) both do actually serve a useful purpose.
2006-09-14 05:17:21 PM  
Don't do the crime if ya can't do dawgs time
2006-09-14 05:17:43 PM  
Isuldirs: danlpoon: Mexicans saved my baby from a burning building.Twice

That was Spider-Man.

I LOL'd. Too bad you're already a Total FARKer, or I might forgo my cheapness and sponsor you. Or not. Funny anyway.
2006-09-14 05:18:46 PM  
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Leave the hunting to the pros, cowboy.
2006-09-14 05:19:53 PM  
All I can say dawg is don't mess with the federal marshalls of the US of A. even if your both a bounty hunter and A&E star.

How did he mess with the Marshalls? He didn't resist, did he? He CERTAINLY didn't try to "lay low" and hide.

Your good at the physical segment of your job Dog, I admit that.

Not so much. If you watch closely, most of the actual physical work is done by his sons and brother. Why is this? I suspect it's because it's hard to run in boots with five inch heels.
2006-09-14 05:20:12 PM  
well I'd bang his wife, and then one more time for everyone else
2006-09-14 05:20:22 PM  
They should replace him with Boba Fett. A guy dressed as Fett comes and takes people away every week. I'd watch it.
2006-09-14 05:21:08 PM  
From Wikipedia (should it be Tikipedia since we's talkin about Hawaii):

"Chapman married Beth Smith (His 5th wife), Beth Smith was his girlfriend for sixteen years, on May 20, 2006 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island in Hawaii. Tragically on the day before Chapman and Beth's wedding Chapman's daughter Barbara Katie Chapman was killed in a car accident[citation needed]. [3]"

...and they went trough with the wedding the next day?
2006-09-14 05:21:17 PM  
bdogg_72M A&E has nothing but this show and crap on, so of course it's their most popular show.
2006-09-14 05:21:18 PM  
A guy dressed as Fett comes and takes people away every week. I'd watch it.

If the guy had a real blaster and a jetpack, I'd watch it too.
2006-09-14 05:22:12 PM  
My favorite episode of Dog had them going into a cul-de-sac in a bad neighborhood, and when all the neighbors came out and started shiat with them, Dog ran away like a little girl... abandoning HIS SON who was surrounded and getting his ass kicked by the mob.

Real bad ass, brah.
2006-09-14 05:23:41 PM  
Yo Dawg! Word to ya mutha, don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Life ain't no "after school special".
2006-09-14 05:25:09 PM  
Secret Master of All Flatulence: I'm curious: what legal violations did you see?

He gets rough with people that are not helping him. To the point of assault. I'm not just talking about people that are hiding the people he is looking for. If you look like that you have to learn some people are going to want you off there property. Also in one he graps a cell phone from a girl and refuses to give it back while he is talking on it. You might remember a few years ago someone was arrested and convicted for stealing power when they were charging there cell phone off a city outlet. Using that as my basis I would think you can steal airtime. I'm sure taking a cell phone forcefully from someone is against the law in some way. Even if you intend to give it back.
2006-09-14 05:28:05 PM  
i don't have much sympathy for bounty hunters or mercenaries when they get in shiat. really, you asked for it.
2006-09-14 05:31:47 PM  

I always thought ol' Dog would get busted for meth use, myself.


Secret Master of All Flatulence

Yes, within the United States. He was in Mexico. Thus, all the American legal arguments about bounty hunters are invalid as the United States recognizes that their laws do not apply in Mexico. The United States also realizes that they are bound by treaties to extradite this goon when Mexico charges him for legitimate crimes that he commited and are a matter of record.

Now, simply because Mexico doesn't work like the armchair lawyers here think it should does not mean that what Dog did isn't a crime. It is the same as a somewhat justified shooting in self defense (aside from being premeditated) where some places prosecute, and some don't. Treaties and Federal Law dictate extradition, not the opinions of individuals. I suppose we could just disregard the precedent for extradition when a serious crime (kidnapping) was committed, but I don't understand why someone would hope that the American legal system would be as corrupt as the Mexican legal system.

It saddens me the people who think that anything is justified as long as a wrong was committed. Sometimes, the ends justify the means. There are loopholes, which is why Lester serving 124 years is perfectly legitimate and valid. We don't have to and won't send him back, that's not our problem.

I don't disagree with the concept that sometimes justice has to be taken into an individuals own hands. If someone were to rape or kill my mother or sister, they would be dead as soon as I could track them down. But I would do that knowing that my pursuit of justice was a sacrifice. We hear about heros who have died for freedom and justice, and I would see this as giving up my freedom in exchange for seeing justice be served. That's called the high road, and I would plead guilt to it and put my life in the hands of the jury. At least, if that situation ever happened, that's what I hope I would have the moral character to do.

But Dog didn't do this for justice, he did it for money. He's going to argue that it's his job. If he were to plead guilty, admit what he did, and say it was something he felt was necessary, I will actually have a lot of respect for him. He won't...he's going to get a lawyer to make up a big argument about how he's not guilty, then he's going to pay a big fine (with a kickback to the judge / prosecutor / everyone else who can get one) and walk.

He's not a hero. He's a mercenary. He took a calculated risk, figuring the payoff would be worthwhile. I may be wrong, but I doubt it.

Actions like his without regard for law are sometimes necessary, but don't be confusing this man with a hero. I am actually going to follow this closely to hear what his camp says and how they act, and see if he can redeem himself.

What really worries me though, is this perverted opinion I see about "a criminal is evil and deserves whatever they get, no matter how bad or unfair it is." Lester probably does deserve to DIABWYAAF (die in a burn ward years after a fire), but I would be appalled to see him tortured or mistreated by the government and the same people we trust to maintain order. By giving into those impulses, vigilatism, etc you are acting outside the law and creating disorder.

When the costs of creating this disorder and taking things into your own hands are high, it doesn't happen alot, and it happens by individuals or a small group. Sometimes, this is a necessary corrective action to bring attention to a wrong, and it's a good thing, part of evolving as a society.

But when society itself begins to do this, it is lawless disorder. Individuals may not always be for order (the juries that refuse to find people guilty in self defense cases) but that is also part of the self correction in the system.

Anybody who would do this, who deserves any credit as more than a mercenary, should do this expecting to have to face the consequences of their actions, not acting offended when they get treated how they acted - like a criminal.

Besides, this guy is worse...he's a bondsman himself. He talks about how dangerous and bad these people are, only after he helped them get out of jail / prison. They would not be walking free for him to catch if he hadn't bailed him out. Him saying these people are dangerous when he is the one who put them back on the street should be treated as an admission of guilt, possibly as an accomplace if these people commit another crime when they are back on the street. Remember, he loses money unless he gets this guy back.

/ a little long
//Besides, normal collection agencies work fine in states where bounty hunting is illegal.
2006-09-14 05:33:49 PM  

actually, it's "hear, here" you dumbface

as in, listen here, or listen to this
2006-09-14 05:52:56 PM  
If Dogs are Criminals then only Criminals will have Dogs

/got nothing
2006-09-14 05:53:28 PM  
Mexico will not extradite individuals to the US who are facing capital punishment (death, life imprisonment). Earlier in the year, an illegal brutally murdered a girl here in WI and was able to flee back across the border. Now he's scot-free with no fears of paying for his crime.

/Fark Mexico.
//first slashies.
2006-09-14 05:55:30 PM  
So he broke the law in another country, and is being extradited, and that's not right?

Dude why should any country extradite suspects/criminals to the US if the US won't follow their own treaty obligations?

Dog knows the law, he broke it willingly, time to face the consequences.
2006-09-14 05:56:33 PM  
Treaties and Federal Law dictate extradition, not the opinions of individuals. I suppose we could just disregard the precedent for extradition when a serious crime (kidnapping) was committed, but I don't understand why someone would hope that the American legal system would be as corrupt as the Mexican legal system.

It's been a while since I read the case involving the kidnapping of a fugitive from overseas by members of a US law enforcement agency (this is the case that basically said "it doesn't matter how a court gets in personam jurisdiction over somebody" and, IIRC, involved a drug dealer who was "found" duct-taped on the courthouse steps after being kidnapped in a foreign country) but I don't seem to recall that there was much of an investigation into the kidnapping, much less the LEOs responsible being extradited to the country in question.

Doesn't that strike you as a bit of a double standard?
2006-09-14 05:57:31 PM  
i hope beth and her huge jugs are doing ok.
2006-09-14 05:59:12 PM  
Mexico will not extradite individuals to the US who are facing capital punishment (death, life imprisonment). Earlier in the year, an illegal brutally murdered a girl here in WI and was able to flee back across the border. Now he's scot-free with no fears of paying for his crime.

/Fark Mexico.
//first slashies.

Just as a point of information, Mexico will extradite provided the state concerned agrees to waive the death penalty option. Just another problem we have with the death penalty.
2006-09-14 06:00:11 PM  
Whoa, check out how many kids he's got from previous relationships on Wiki. The mullett get 'em every time.
2006-09-14 06:00:32 PM  
Actions like his without regard for law are sometimes necessary, but don't be confusing this man with a hero.

Where did I even REMOTELY indicate that I thought he was a hero? He's a parasite. But sometimes, parasites can also do good things. That's why leeches are still used in medicine today.
2006-09-14 06:07:47 PM  
I hope you guys don't forget the CIA and US military does this kind of stuff all the time. The Italians are wanting some CIA agents for something like this right now. I would fight it at the extradition hearing. Also, I am getting sick of all these SWAT teams serving warrants, they could have just called him or his lawyer. Like his is some dangerous criminal that just happens to have a TV show.
2006-09-14 06:22:01 PM  
Bounty hunting is considered a crime in Mexico.

At that time, Mexican prosecutors maintained that Luster's capture violated their sovereignty.

2006-09-14 06:22:39 PM  
I share you pain Senior Dawggie
2006-09-14 06:23:01 PM  
I would like to see the original Max Factor report now.
2006-09-14 06:37:11 PM  
IN North Carolina, the Bail Bondsman, once he posts bond for the accused, becomes the Jailer. The accused is in the custody of the bail bondsman. If the accused flees, he is in effect breaking out of jail. Even if his original crime was minor, he has added further crimes to it.

Also, if what is being proposed here were to become law, then the smaller crimes would be able to just buy themselves out of jail, rather than face the court. This is not the way the system is designed to work. They must face the court and plead their side.

Also, law here does not allow collection as many states do. To propose Normal collections would mean ending the bail bond system in North Carolina, as it would bankrupt anyone foolish enough to post bond afterwards.
2006-09-14 06:37:12 PM  
Steve Irwin was cooler than Dog... Dog just sucks... id rather Dog be dead than Steve.. no offence to you dog lovers out there.
2006-09-14 06:37:17 PM  
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You want to find an outlaw, hire an outlaw. You want to find a Dunkin' Donuts, call a cop.

Leonard is ready to help Beth get through this rough patch.
2006-09-14 06:38:59 PM  
I don't understand why anyone is getting bent out of shape here.

1) He violated another countrys laws.
2) He bonded out and then bail jumped.
3) His job is catching bail jumpers, where it is legal to do so.
4) It was not legal to do it in Mexico.
5) He is not being extradited for a "Capital Offense". That would seem to be the bar in Mexico for not allowing extradition to the U.S..
6) He got famous for breaking the law and it was the catalyst for his T.V. program.
7) No one would care if he didn't have a T.V. series.

I occasionally watch the show, if I stumble across it, on a slow night. I'm sure he has groomed his persona, dress and his act to garner both viewers and clients. It is amusing, in a car wreck kind of way, but motivated by money. I'm sure this "recovery" was motivated by money or as a means to gain attention. It worked, apparently all too well.

The argument that the C.I.A., Armed Forces and the M.I.B. do this is a moot point. It is apples and oranges.

But, I'm fairly sure, as Darkace911 points out, that a call to his lawyer, or to him would have resulted in a less flashy story and a whole lot less interest. Instead, you get a media event and that was the intent.

While bagging a convicted rapist is a good thing, he did not do it with governmental backing, approval, or protection.

He did it as a "private individual" on his own and without governmental protections. The U.S. would be in the wrong if they didn't return him, his non-brother (they aren't related), and his son. The end result of his actions may have been right, but his actions were illegal.

In the end this will hopefully play out as it should. Frankly, I'll let the courts figure it out. That is how it should work.

I wonder if he could have fled to Mexico and lived the highlife. Ummmm, maybe not.
2006-09-14 06:42:05 PM  
Yeah, go ahead and call me a racist, but more than half of you that will are affluent white people who live in all white towns.

so in other words... the majority of the people who think you're a racist idiot are, in your opinion, your own race.


(here's the part where he tells us he's not white)

/am mixed anglo/syrian/dutch/mexican
//not that I have anything to prove to this choad
2006-09-14 06:44:15 PM  
The NBC "Rock Stars who've aged badly" article on the bottom of the page is just about the stupidest thing i've ever seen. Apparently people don't look as good at 70 as they did when they were 25.
2006-09-14 06:45:07 PM  
rancidPlasma: Since 1988, Canada and the United States have an agreement to prevent cross-border kidnappings. Under the memorandum of understanding, no Canadian can be taken from Canada to a U.S. jurisdiction.

coughbullshiq !cough
do a web search for the Mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, and you will see from the schedule to the act recognizing the MLAS Treaty that Canada has bilateral agreements on extradition of criminals with dozens of countries, including Mexico and the good ol' U.S. of Eh.
And in terms of extradition, there are several dozen Canadians doing time in the states: after they are sentenced by the American court, they can apply to serve their sentences here in Canuckistan
Finally, we do not have a law prohibiting extradition to a country which has capital punishment: for example, see the Supreme Court of Canada decision in re Charles Ng, at

On the contrary, our highest court has said, as early as sixteen years ago, that Canuckistan is no place to hide from the law, even if that foreign law could execute the fugitive.

Kidnapping is a crime, so, Dog, do the time, and stop pi$$ing and Moaning over it.

//and all of you with ideas about the Dog's missus: eugh !
2006-09-14 06:52:57 PM  
Combine the powers of state police with none of the bullshiat requirements to not violate people's rights, add a dash of complete lack of education and hyper-aggressiveness and you have bounty hunters: the government's way of getting around that pesky Constitution.

Good riddance.
2006-09-14 06:53:58 PM  
At that time, Mexican prosecutors maintained that Luster's capture violated their sovereignty.

B*tch b*tch b*tch.
2006-09-14 06:56:24 PM  
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2006-09-14 07:03:00 PM  
spoonman: actually, it's "hear, here" you dumbface

as in, listen here, or listen to this

Bzzzz - Wrong there ace.
2006-09-14 07:04:21 PM  
My God she has a huge rack.
2006-09-14 07:04:31 PM  
And as for "fewking"? Thank Julian May and "The Saga of the Pliocene Exile", it's a curse word used in place of farking.
2006-09-14 07:07:16 PM is for sale. Make an offer.
2006-09-14 07:08:44 PM  
Beth said he was arrested for the "Deprivation of Liberty" of Andrew Luster, not for the original kidnapping charge. Which basically states that they "interfered", so to speak, with the normal extradition process of the Mexican Govt. Yada. Yada.

I saw on another news channel that the Statute of Limitations in Mexico just so happens to be three years. I guess they were "running out of time" to bring these dangerous fugitives to justice.

That being said...a simple phone call or knock on the door would have been sufficient. I'm so glad that all the rest of our problems are solved so that our tax dollars can pay for 12 Federal Marshalls to take Dog into custody with that kind of force. I especially like that the daughter's boyfriend was held on the ground with a gun to his head...with kids around.

Apparently, Dog has been afraid this might come back to haunt him for years. They said if convicted for kidnapping they could each be facing 8 years in prison. Who knows what his other charge holds.

I e-mailed a friend of mine that works in this area and asked him "what the fark this was all about?" His response was a vendetta and $$$$$. Plain and simple.
2006-09-14 07:16:12 PM  
I hope the Mexican government keeps their end of the bargin and close the border so the illegal immigration problem will be solved.

/Wishful thinking
//Free the Dog!
2006-09-14 07:17:39 PM  
Damn - I hate that fewking country

What a shiat hole. Dumbasses can't even admit a loss in an election

Wait, am I talking about USA or Mexico?

Might as well take it over and make it #51. Give it a good scrubbing and a kick in the ass to get it straight.
2006-09-14 07:18:05 PM  
Just so I have this straight: the guy who hunts down fugitives from justice is himself a fugitive from justice.


/Free him or cage him, either way get him off the damn TV.
2006-09-14 07:19:46 PM  
As someone who lives and works in a Game store in Honolulu I have had the opportunity to meet Dog, Leiland and Duane on several occasions. They have always been nothing but kind and will even engage you in conversation most of the time.

You have to realize that the area I work in is a very wealthy one and most of my customers treat you as if you were the dirt beneath their feet because you are obviously not wealthy.

Dog comes in and it's always "Hey Brah, Howzit?" "I'm looking for a game for (insert kids name here)". He doesn't seem like the celebrity type and never asks for special treatment. You get to chat with him for a while and he just seems like a genuinely nice person. Duane and Leiland are the same way.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that it doesn't matter what the guy did in the past to me because it seems like he's just trying to make the best of the future for his kids. Even though the show may be staged it seems to have inspired the people around here to do a bit more for their community and I believe that is going to have a positive impact in the future.

I hope he's doing alright and he gets out soon.

Oh and yeah I know most of the LOST cast too.

/Let the DOG out!
2006-09-14 07:25:38 PM  
Haha, Duane. What a tool.

[image from too old to be available]

/nice gut
//eye bleach please
2006-09-14 08:02:56 PM  
"Mexican prosecutors maintained that Luster's capture violated their sovereignty".

- Heh heh...Violating THEIR sovereignty...That's Rich
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