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Dog Free: "We're Not Saying We Told You So ..."

8/2/2007 10:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The DogDuane "Dog" Chapman found out conclusively today that he won't be locked up in a Mexican jail -- and he could barely contain his relief. Que bueno!

In a statement to AETV.com, the famed Bounty Hunter told fans, "I'm just like in shock right now," after a Mexican court granted him his freedom this morning. Still, he refused to take the opportunity to talk trash; instead, the clearly emotionally drained Dog -- one of TV's toughest tough guys -- just lost it.

Meanwhile, his Huntress, Beth Chapman, gave us the news update, namely that a court in Puerto Vallarta considered the motion of Dog's lawyers -- which said that the statute of limitations had run out -- and decided to let Dog and his two associates go free. "Many many mahalos," says Beth to Dog's supporters, "and aloha."

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1.

PSGuy    

Great guy - we need more doing what he does best - cleaning up our neighborhoods.

2637 days ago
2.

rachel    


I'll never travel to Mexico. The police are so corrupt, all tourists are never safe.
And bounty hunters, too, I suppose.

2637 days ago
3.

Julie    

I am very happy for him. As a Mexican myself, Mexico's laws are a Joke!
Love you Dog!

2637 days ago
4.

jen    

Thank GOD for DOG! that guy (max factor heir)needed to be in prison he was out trying to round up more victims! we need somebody like Dog out there keeping us safe!
I love you Dog! and you too beth!

2637 days ago
5.

deelicious    

Love the show. I never had any idea Hawaii has some pretty ghetto neighborhoods.

2637 days ago
6.

SlappDaddy    

The guy went down there and captured a felon, a serial rapist, the Mexican Govt had no business screwing around with him. Good for you Dog, love the show!

2637 days ago
7.

Your'e Fired!    

This is a SOLID human being. He's has seen life and done it too. If we all learned from our "mistakes" and turned out half the man "Dog" is, well, the planet would be a better place. I was praying for you and your family........Now just breathe and go take a swim in that beautiful ocean. PEACE!

2637 days ago
8.

wa wa waa    

Nice pontoons, Beth!

2637 days ago
9.

Cameron    

What a seriously good-hearted man and family. I wish them all the best. They did not deserve any of this. Love ya, Dog and Beth.

2637 days ago
10.

Desiree    

Welcome back, Dog, my best to you and your family. You have all been through hell, and this nightmare is finally over. Have a big party and celebrate living. So happy for you!

2637 days ago
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Heidi    

I'm so gald! I love Dog and what he does. He is an inspiration to me and so many others. Those charges were so unfair. God Bless him and his family. Keep spreading the love, Dog! Fee, Fie, Foe Fum!

2637 days ago
12.

FlBiker    

On February 28, 1976 in Pampa, Texas Chapman was charged and
convicted of DWI. Also in Pampa, Texas on September 16, 1976 he was
charged with Homicide. On August 18, 1977 he began serving a
five-year sentence and paroled on January 31, 1979. His parole was
terminated on December 20, 1980. No mention is made in his Texas
criminal record of arrest or convictions for armed robbery though
Chapman claims to have been arrested 18 times for armed robbery.
However, he does have two more DWI’s, Burglary, Possession of
Burglar Tools, etc. August 21, 2002 complaints were filed against
Chapman for Obstructing a Peace Officer and Disorderly
Conduct-Unreasonable Noise (case number 2002M 003004) in Adams
County, Colorado court. On 12-12-02 the DA dismissed the obstructing
complaint. He pled guilty to the disorderly and received a fine
totaling $386.00, inclusive of court costs, etc. On January 25, 2000
in the Denver County Court he was charged with Disturbing the Peace
and Assault (case number 00GS933296); both cases dismissed on
5-15-02. In the same court on 5-28-99 he was charged with a Seat Belt
Violation (imagine that!). He pled guilty and paid a fine totaling
$68.11, inclusive of court costs, etc. On 3-5-98 he was charged with
Threats To Person/Property (case number 98GS915487) and entered a not
guilty plea. No disposition is listed. On 10-09-97 Mr. Chapman was
complained against for Disturbing The Peace and Assault. He pled not
guilty. No disposition of the matter is listed. In the same court on
8-25-99 he was charged with Violation of Court Orders (case number
99GS807757). He then posted a $500.00 bond and was released. On
9-10-99 he FAILED TO APPEAR! I don’t know the outcome of the case.
It is listed that he pleaded not guilty and the case is closed
without any additional information. Again in the same court on
8-15-90 he was charged with Threats To Person/Property and
Disturbance By Use Of Phone (case number 90GS012017). He requested a
jury trial and the case eventually wound down to nothing. From the
court records Mr. Chapman has several listings under ‘height’ as
being 5’0”, 5’2”, 5’5”, 5’7” and even one listing as
5’11”. His ‘weight’ is listed as ranging from 100 lbs. to 205
lbs. What is he, rubber man? In the Jefferson County, Colorado Court
on 12-21-97 Mr. Chapman was charged with Failure To Present Proof Of
Insurance, Use Of Vehicle Without Registration and Driving With
License Expired (case number 1997T 015610). On 7-29-98 he pled not
guilty to the failure to present proof of insurance, then changed his
plea to guilty and received a fine. He pled not guilty on the
remaining two complaints and the DA ultimately dismissed them. In
Jefferson County, Colorado on 10-9-98 he was charged with Forcible
Entry and Detainer (case number 1998C 011706). Not guilty plea
entered and the case was dismissed by DA on 1-15-99. In the Denver
County Court on 5-18-88 he was charged with Threats To
Person/Property (case number 88GS723787). Not guilty plea entered. No
disposition listed. In the same court on 10-10-88 complaints were
filed for Disturbing The Peace, Disorderly Intoxification and
IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER. All he received was a fine totaling $91.00.
Also in the Denver County Court on 9-12-88 a complaint was filed
against him for Disturbing The Peace (case number 88GS883457). He
entered a not guilty plea and the case was continued without a
finding.

2637 days ago
13.

Charlotte    

I know someone that knows him and lets just say you don't really know him based on his show.

2637 days ago
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deelicious    

I was born in a Latin country but I'm sure glad to live in the US. The governments is some other countries are so corrupt.

2637 days ago
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SHYLA KENNEDY    

DOG - YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE. WE LOVE YOU AND WE LOVE YOUR TY SHOW. YOU ALWAYS TREAT EVERYONE WITH RESPECT. SORRY YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH SO MUCH TROUBLE - NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE. I WISH THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT WOULD APOLOGIZE TO YOU FOR NOT TELLING MEXICO TO GO TO HELL WHEN THEY STARTED THIS CRAP.

2637 days ago
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