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"Dog" Chapman Arrested, Faces Extradition

9/14/2006 3:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Duane MSNBC's Rita Cosby is reporting that Duane Dog Chapman, star of the A&E reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," and two members of his bounty hunting team (including his son) were arrested by U.S. officials today for extradition to Mexico. Cosby is reporting that Mexican government officials wanted the three men sent back there in relation to a three-year-old case.

In 2003, Chapman traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to retrieve Max Factor cosmetics heir Andrew Luster, who was wanted in the U.S. on rape charges. Luster is now in jail, serving a 124-year term. The Chapmans were jailed in Mexico for a brief time for the incident three years ago. Bounty hunting is considered a crime in Mexico.

Dog's wife, Beth Chapman, said 12 armed marshals "came through the door" at 6:00AM this morning. She said they took their daughter's boyfriend down at gunpoint. Dog was sleeping at the time.

TMZ spoke with Nicky Credic from the U.S. Marshals Office. She said, "The arrest warrant was signed by a U.S. magistrate in Hawaii on September 13. The warrant was based on a formal request based on a diplomatic note from the government of Mexico."

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91.

susan    

HE WAS DOING WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT SAT BACK AND WAITED 3 YEARS TO DO THIS TO "DOG" "CHEAP SHOT" SEEMS LIKE A SET UP TO ME. LEAVE THE MAN ALONE,HE GOT ONE OF THE MOST LOWEST PERSONS I HAVE READ ABOUT OFF THE STREETS. I GUESS MONEY CAN BUY YOU ANYTHING.

2939 days ago
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CRIS GONZALES    

OK. SO MEXICO IS SCREWED UP FOR DOING THAT TO DOG, BUT SH*T FRED THERE IS NO NEED TO BE CALLING ANYONE A SPIC. NEXT TIME JUST THINK ABOUT HOW RACIST YOU SOUND!!!!!

2939 days ago
93.

kt    

mexico needs to stay out of our country!

2939 days ago
94.

Ryan Lankford    

You guys do realize that bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, right?

It's not like Dog is a model citizen who's nabbing the bad guy out of pure benevolence. Chapman took part in killing people, and got a reduced sentence for rolling over on his buddies. He didn't do nearly enough time for helping to kill people...I guarantee his time in Mexico won't be the cakewalk it was in the US :)

2939 days ago
95.

Leslie    

Rape is a horrible crime....I am glad that Dog caught the guy...there would have been more victims...Dog has my support...Good Luck...

2939 days ago
96.

Teresa    

Diego,Just like all of you think the laws in america don't apply to you.Why should your's apply to us?

2939 days ago
97.

JAYNE    

Hey Diego, if you guys hate America and Americans so much, then why are you here? Go somewhere's else. Because coming here and doing your walks to become an American. Doesn't make sense if you hate us. Go home or somewhere else then.
On the other hand.... if Mexico has gone this far to get Dog, then I'm scared for him. Being in jail in Mexico..... I have a feeling, would suck. You all need to lay off of Beth. She's cool. I like her. She's got balls. I don't think she cares what you think of her. That's what's cool about her. Plus Dog seems to really dig her so what we all say doesn't even matter. They are both cool, and well suited for each other.
Wow, good luck to Duane and his son. Hang in there Beth. Just fight like hell for them. We know you will.

2939 days ago
98.

-britt    

Me and my boyfriend watch the Dog show everynight it comes on. he does good things and he should not be put in jail for something stupid like this. i think that we should do something about it!

2939 days ago
99.

Brian Hughes    

How would either the Mexican officials or any U.S. Marshal's feel if their wifes or daughters got raped and then Dog brought them to justice? Would they be so quick to throw him and his men in jail then?

2939 days ago
100.

PEPPA    

DOG TOOK THE LUSTER OUT OF THAT DEGENERATE RAPEST MR. LUSTER......

AND FOR THIS ??? MEXICO WANTS TO PROSECUTE THE DOG ???

MABE MEXICO SHOULD TRY KEEPING THEIR ILLEGALS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY, AND KNOCK THIS DOG CHAPMAN SH*T OFF !!!!!

''THAT PIG BASTARD LUSTER WOULD STILL BE DRUGGING AND RAPEING YOUNG WOMEN HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THE DOG RISKING EVERYTHING TO BRING HIM IN, AND TAKE HIM OFF THE STREETS FOR GOOD !!!!!

HEY MEXICO... YOU'VE GOT MOUNTAINS OF YOUR OWN PROBLEMS... LEAVE THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY ALONE.... THEY DO GOOD THINGS!!

2939 days ago
101.

Samantha    

I think dog is great. Its not right what they did to him for capturing someone who messed up. I was just watching The bounty hunter last night and heard this on the news i was like in shock.

*BETH BE STRONG*

just showing you guys some love once again.

samantha 16 from Perris California

2939 days ago
102.

KarenC    

I cant' believe this!!! The United States government has screwed us all again! Now people will commit crimes and go to Mexico where they are safe. Why are they safe? Because Now bounty hunters will think twice about going there to retrieve american criminals from Mexico. We should be sending the message that if you commit a crime in this country and flee to Mexico WE WILL HUNT YOUR ASS DOWN. This pisses me off beyond all reason.

2939 days ago
103.

Bobo    

Dog is in jail for doing something that needed to be done. It should have been done by the Mexican Government - put this swine in jail. It is very strange how things work in real life. This jerk of a rapist will walk free because he has the money to pull it off. (Maybe) Dog has no chance unless the network is willing to go to bat for him - and who knows that answer? This is a very strange turn of events and very sad as it goes against everything we as Americans believe in - Truth and Justice. Everyone should write to the Network and to their Congressman to get Dog released - along with the rest of his family. - Bobo

2939 days ago
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mmmmmm hmmmmm    

i wonder if hes going to try getting off with "i forgot my court date" -lol hes one strong dude and will be home soon. good wishes to momma beth and the babies...

PeacE

2939 days ago
105.

Oscar    

Mexico consistenlty acts like an enemy country, like they deliberately *want* to harm Americans at every opportunity.. What a shocker.

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