Our favorite bounty hunter (or only) returns tomorrow with new episodes of the A&E reality show at 9pm. Known as the world's most famous bounty hunter, Duane "Dog" Chapman, his team that includes his wife Beth and the fearless posse will continue to hunt down fugitives in both Hawaii and Colorado while trying to maintain their marriage, families, and communities.
The hit reality series and its central figure suffered a setback when on mid-May, El Paso county dropped attempted murder charges against someone who allegedly shot Chapman with a handgun during an attempt to arrest a fugitive in late April. The case was dismissed for lack of evidence and conflicting statements by Dog, his son Leland, and Bobby Brown. The incident happened in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the alleged gunman, Hoang Nguyen, escaped on a motorcycle only to be captured by Dog six hours later.
This is by no means the first in the history of Dog the Bounty Hunter
that something stalled the "operations." In November, 2007, production and airing of the reality series was halted when Dog was recorded uttering racial slurs. The show, of course, would return some seven months later after a public apology and vow to make amends by Dog.
"I've done this 30 years and I've never really seen a guy that's been this receptive to rehabilitation," Dog tells News Channel 13 in reference to 20-year-old Kelly Murphy whose vehicle flipped over in Colorado Springs during a chase involving the Dog the Bounty Hunter
crew. He adds that he does believe that he is improving safety in Colorado Springs.
"I'm the kind of guy that's trying to make it safe for the public," he sums up.-Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of A&E)