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Dog Chapman -- Botched Bar Raid Turns Bloody

7/9/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dog the Bounty Hunter was at the center of violent bar brawl Thursday night in Colorado -- and according to sources on the scene, Dog's security guard sent a guy to the hospital ... where he got 15 stitches.

TMZ spoke to the owner of La Montana Linda Restaurant in Breckenridge, Colorado -- and he tells us, Dog and his crew raided the place looking for the owner's father ... who allegedly jumped bail on breaking and entering charges.

According to the owner -- named Luke -- Dog barged in out of nowhere and confronted Luke's mom about the target ... and was extremely disrespectful.

Luke stepped in to calm things down -- but several customers had already taken offense at Dog's behavior and got in Dog's face ... at which point the bounty hunter's hired muscle jumped into action.

We're told one of the customers sprayed the security guard in the face with cleaning fluid -- and the big man lashed back with haymaker to the customer's face ... leaving a gash that required 15 stitches.

We're told the fight got so nuts -- it resembled a "saloon brawl" from a Wild West movie ... someone even threw a potted plant.

Cops showed up soon after -- but no arrests were made. According to law enforcement, the situation is still under investigation.

So far, no official word from Dog's people.


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Can't stand this guy. He and his wife must spend a lot of money on peroxide!!

1165 days ago

tracy silva    

Helen thank you for your rational comments. Dog & his crew are doing their job. Dog the Bounty Hunter is the most real reality show there is. Those who don't like the idea of them catching fugitives have issues. Maybe you're on the wrong side of the law yourself.

1165 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

This guy has the same leathery over-tanned skin as Harvey. Gross.

1165 days ago

Ya Mon    

Dog is a joke, just re-arresting idiots he bails out in the first place, then acts like a hero recapturing the same guy they let free. "Weak trailer trash monkee.."

1165 days ago


Why this guy and his crew are still a tea-spoon of relevancy is a disgrace. The amount of fakery created around this guy is as worst as Wrestling, yet morons still watch and believe in this crap. And chasing people who are supposed to be so dangerous with paint guns? Ri-god-damn-diculous!! How about you go after members of MS13, Crips, Bloods, Mob?? You can't just like you didn't protect yourself in this situation. My point, please stop being something you're not!

1165 days ago


Beth commented on Twitter that the story is all BS. It was 3 stictches and as usually, TMZ will be proven wrong again when the show airs

1165 days ago

Deb Cowans    

Coming from Law Enforcement myself, the general public, respectfully, has no clue just how difficult/dangerous the job is that the Chapman's do. You have to treat each & every case as if this is the one that's going to end it for you. You have to be on high alert when going into an area you're not familiar with, but the person you're trying to apprehend knows exactly what's around every corner. When it's time to work, it's time to work. Once the threat is gone, then and only then, can you be understanding & kind to the person you've apprehended, which is clearly what they do in almost every show. I have met the Chapman’s & I can honestly say they are the most down to earth, kind people you'll ever meet. But if you're a jump & the Dog is looking for you, you're on your own.

1165 days ago


first of all why so many hateful comments just like the majority of us they are doing there jobs,,,why hate because of there are famous and we are not to sit here and judge there charcters not cool ..i have spoken to beth before she is caring human being , when u spew your nasty comments its just goes to show how ignorant you really are ..u dont know them u dont know how they are all u see is there tv persona per say ,,they are all mothers fathers sister brothers would u want some one dogging on your family like this dont like them change the channel i for one enjoy it

1165 days ago


You people are actually believing this report? TMZ is a TABLOID people.

And the "bodyguards" were most likely the other members of the team that came as backup.

BTW, Dog has a license to bounty hunt in Colorado. And, to the person who said he should be in jail for the incident from Mexico. You know that, while the two governments were discussing sending him and his sons back to Mexico, the statute of limitations ended right?

radicalred, he is respectful -- to a point. If the hunt goes on for awhile, or the suspect is a multiple-time loser, then he'll be mean to the guy. Also, Beth stays in the car when the crew is in Hawaii. Do you think she would even go on an apprehension with cameras all around if her license was revoked. Also, if you knew anything about Dog's history, he has a record as well. It shouldn't matter if it's in a different state. I would love to know where you got your information.

David Jong, Dog's past is not a secret. He spent time behind bars and turned his life around. And what gives him the right to barge into a building is he had a WARRANT for the arrest of the owner. He is an officer of the court, and he has the right to barge in when he's looking for a fugitive.

mikus, do you even know the facts of the fugitive he was in pursuit of? He has every right to demand the location of a bail jumper. If it takes yelling, then that's what he has to do. Also, what's the difference between him entering a location that way, and a group of cops barging in? Nothing. Dog, his crew and cops are deputised officers of the court.

Stormy, if she's the co-signer of the deal with the bail bondsman, then she is responsible for making sure he goes to court.

penewhite, it's a racist term to the African-American community. He calls them that because anybody who goes on the run is not a MAN.

JohnInBrek, have you watched the show? Because of legal issues earlier in life (he was arrested and spent time in jail), he is not allowed to carry a gun. He uses mace.

Ya Mon, he only arrests people if they jump bail. BTW, "monkee" is a band (the Monkees) from the 1960...'s. Learn to spell.

Helen, TMZ is a freaking tabloid. They're in the business for stretching the truth.

Chris, he lives in Hawaii. If they jumped bail, he has every right to go after them -- no matter if they're Hawaiian or another race.

Muppet, follow Beth on Twitter. She is trying to lose weight.

1165 days ago


Damn, Mickey just put all of you in check. Seriously, loved all your guy's attacks ... Better then reality tv kinda

1165 days ago


"When the vast majority of people in your own profession think your an unprofessional douche bag who's set the image of the profession back 30 years, you probably are one."

Yeah right and Dog should stop his show because some bounty hunters union doesn't like him?
Sounds like you are their chairman.
Either that or too dumb to realize that people may not like you because you are in fact doing something right.

1165 days ago

Blood Red Witch    

Whenever Dog and his traveling show come here, it is a fiasco! The police need to be called each and every time or just they just follow them, because they KNOW something stupid is going to happen and it does! It wastes "our" tax money. It makes the locals angry because of that. We dont want felons running free, but we dont need his circus in our town either.

Thanks Dog for staying away for awhile now. Our city is broke enough without the likes of you!

1165 days ago


This guy is out of control. I used to like him but it's gotten to his head.

You just can't come in arrogantly ripping people verbally and then expect help. His fall is going to be hard.

1165 days ago


Mickey; thats cool; You love this guy and see no fault in him.

But I also saw various stories about him on youtube assaulting a cameraman from a local newspaper.

The guy ended up being the editor and when the police showed up they arrested HIM!

Dog is a tool; you don't get into peoples faces and threaten them physically like him and his psycho wife does talking bad and acting tough.

They are a train wreck and very angry people; His irresponsible relationships, cheating, his daughter being arrested for attacking her abusive ex and then going after officers; this family has some serious issues.

1165 days ago


I like dog the bounty hunter but if he and his bodyguard came into my business and started screaming at my mother I'd shoot them both.

1165 days ago
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