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The Dog and Family Speak Out

9/18/2006 7:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Following the release of bounty hunters Duane Dog Chapman, his son Leland, and business partner Tim Chapman, A&E will air a one-hour special, "DOG: THE FAMILY SPEAKS" Tuesday, September 19 at 10:00 ET/PT. The special will include exclusive interview footage of Dog and his wife Beth shot just after his release.

The show will feature a first-hand look at Dog's arrest by U.S. Marshals, and chronicle the events leading up to the arrest, starting with the hunt for convicted rapist Andrew Luster. Dog, Leland, and Tim were taken into custody Thursday morning in connection with their 2003 capture of the Max Factor heir who fled the country to live in Mexico. Bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, so Mexican authorities arrested Dog and his team and charged him with kidnapping. Those charges are still pending in Mexico.

In the special, the family expresses their thoughts and emotions about the recent events, and gives an exclusive look at the family's reunion, particularly the emotional scene outside of the federal detention center in Honolulu, Hawaii when Dog and crew are released.

Following the reunion of Dog and his family, MSNBC's Rita Cosby interviewed the famed bounty hunter and his wife. Dog told Rita "You know, no one knows the real story, OK? When I was let go in Mexico they said, the judge looked in my face, and said eye-to-eye, Dog this a very minor crime. The next time you come down here, you can even ask me to go with you. I know that once the Mexican government hears the real story and the American government hears the real story, I'm not going anywhere except for back in the car on A&E and hunting down the next bad guy."

Rita also asked Beth, Dog's wife, about the ordeal and her family's reaction "I have no words for it," she said,"other than that my little Gary boy, five years-old, stood there with his hands over his ears crying as hard as I've ever seen him cry, that his hero is being taken away in handcuffs."

Dog and his crew are currently awaiting an extradition hearing that will determine whether they will be sent to Mexico to face trial.

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Roberto Velez    

I love the Dog for what he does. If you have any love one caught up in drugs then you know exactly what I am saying and will understand what I am about to say.

Having many close friends/family members caught in the devils candy " we all just want to wrap our arm's around them with Love and close them off from the Dealers until the mad way of thinking is over and the person we love comes out" but the reality is it doesn't work that way the person must sumit to help.

unless your Dog and his crew ordained by God to do Exactly that, Wraps his arms around the addict brings them in a place of submission and lets them make a choice before entering in (jail). He has the law on his side while bounty hunting and does not carry a Gun. This is NOT just by CHANCE believe me God knows exactly what he is doing.

I know God is going to bring you all out of this Nightmare and I'll continue to pray from Stockton Ca.

Thank God for answer Pray's and may God continue to Bless all the Chapman's as they continue to Bless us all..

2912 days ago

Roberto Velez    

I'll never forget the first time I saw the Dog on T.V. and Wow I was very excited and happy to see someone helping addict s and lost souls find there way home.

I never thought about being a bounty hunter but if I did the Only way I could do it without looking over my shoulder or being in fear is Exactly the way the Dog and his crew do it Without a Gun and alway's in the complete care of Jesus Amen.

My heart goes out to the Chapmans and I'll continue to Pray from one "Soilder of Love to another in Gods army"

I work with New Life Projects and we houses men coming directly out of Prision. Your on one end the battle line and we on the other both holding back the enemy.

For a Friend to die for you is the highest possible act of Love.....For a Friend to go to Jail to Protect another is pretty close to death......being in jail myself I know.. Tell TIM he didn't just protect one friend but Many Inocent Friends...He is a Big Hero in my Book along with all his brother in Christ. I was told in the army "Hold Your Head and Hold it High 3rd Platoon is marching by....

I pray I'll say if I ever see the Chapmans I get the opportunity to Sing
THE CHAPMAN PLATOON is marching by.."
THE CHAPMAN PLATOON is marching by
Soilders of Love in GODs Army
To Save as Many as Can Be.....

With much Love from Stockton Ca. (Look for Stockton, Ca. it's time to Rally the Troops and provoke God's Goodness.

2912 days ago


A rapist is not free...a rapist is put away...why would any sane person or government allow for this injustice to continue. As far as respect for law there should be respect for change and it is damn time that these reckers...get the do justice. May this Lance Wilkenson only experience the true horror of ones loss at the hands of a rapist. May anyone that supports such sudistic support to extridite a Man who chose to be A MAN and protect the women of this USA. I don't care were you run you should be brought to justice and cooperation should be a immediate "DONE DEAL". IT IS RIGHT AND IF HIS FAMILY SUFFERS EVEN MORE MAY GOD FORGIVE US ALL BECAUSE WE HAVE BECOME NO BETTER THAN THE SICK RAPIST THEMSELVES. WHY GIVE THEM RIGHTS? WHAT ABOUT THE VICTOMS?

2908 days ago
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