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Dog's Target -- Running from Armed Robbery Charges

7/14/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The man Dog Chapman was looking to apprehend during a raid in Colorado last week is a dangerous dude who allegedly broke into a home with a semi-automatic pistol ... this according to cops.

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Chapman was bounty hunting a man named Laurencio Salayandia -- who was charged with first degree burglary for allegedly participating in an armed robbery back in 2008. Salayandia went MIA after missing a court hearing ... but Dog vowed to find him and bring him to justice.

According to the court documents obtained by TMZ, Salayandia and two other men -- armed with .38 caliber pistols -- allegedly smashed a window and entered a Colorado home looking to ransack the place.

Dog claims he finally tracked Salayandia to the La Montana Linda Restaurant in Breckenridge last week ... and was ready to apprehend the guy  ... when all hell broke loose.

As TMZ first reported, Dog claims his team was rushed by several patrons who were trying to create a diversion so Salayandia could escape. A fight broke out ... and Dog left without his target.

We spoke to Salayandia's son -- owner of the restaurant -- who tells us he hasn't seen his dad in 6 months ... and claims the suspect "definitely" wasn't at the restaurant on the day of the raid.

0713_the_showdown_video_ex_smallDog's rep tells TMZ ... Chapman and his team are not giving up ... and will continue to track Salayandia.

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16.

Truth    

HELEN IS DOG'S WIFE. SHUT IT FAT COOOW!!!

1162 days ago
17.

some guy    

Hmmm... the more I think about it, the more it seems like this entire drama was made up for the cameras.

The suspect happens to be eating in the same restaurant his son owns? Too coincidental. Dog prob talked to the owner previously.

Why would seemingly random patrons risk physical harm to themselves by interfering? Drama; looks good for the cameras.

Why would the business owner lie about his father not visiting for 6 months? They've got it all on camera. He can't recognize his own father that was involved in a violent scuffle in the middle of his bar?

Dunno... the more I hear about this story, the more I see Hollywood's scripted fingerprints.

1161 days ago
18.

some guy    

It's all starting to make sense. The bar owner probably wanted some free publicity. Having your on-the-run dad escape capture is dramatic and great for the cameras.

1161 days ago
19.

pawang    

a bounty hunter can enter the fugitive's private property without a warrant in order to execute a re-arrest. THEY CANNOT, however, enter the property of anyone other than the fugitive without a warrant or the owner's permission.

1161 days ago
20.

Sarah    

I thought they already caught Charles Manson?

1161 days ago
21.

colette    

I love Dog, Beth and the rest of them. They have had their problems (haven't we all)? If you don't like them, don'*****ch them. You know you will......

1161 days ago
22.

IceGypsy    

This man needs to be put behind bars. He seems to think he can do whatever he wants, no matter who gets in the way. I'm sure a lot of innocent bystanders have been hit / knocked down over the years. I would have him charged with assault. The laws definitely need to change.

1161 days ago
23.

Wes    

I love the Dog The Bounty Hunter show and his whole team on the show. That was Sonny who punched that guy and he deserved it.

1161 days ago
24.

BudMan    

Dog is a BITCH! f'n racist piece o' crap!

1161 days ago
25.

Nevada Billy    

JUST ONE MORE ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL MAKING LIFE HELL ON EARTH FOR REAL AMERICANS. SIC EM DOG!! BRING THAT MESSYCAN SLOPE HEAD TO HIS KNEES WHERE HE BELONGS... BUILD THAT BORDER FENCE NOW AND DETAIN AND DEPORT EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM!!

1161 days ago
26.

Hotwheelz    

what a loser, can believe anybody watches that show.............

1161 days ago
27.

honesty    

Thank God that some people will make a stand and try to get dangerous armed criminals off the street. Those idiots in the bar trying to shield this attempted killer, who robs women, senior citizens and disabled people, by busting into their houses with guns. They called Dog a half-breed(none of us are "pure" race anything, if you go back far enough. I am Irish, Native American, English, and German, that I know of, and many more, I probably will never know!), and threw ceramic pots with soil and plants at his head from above(what brave men they are! Their mothers must be so proud.)
Dog is not perfect, and he screws up, but from what I have seen he has always admitted his mistakes. He tries to correct what damage he has done. He tries to learn from his mistakes. Still what amazes me, is that he still go out and tries to catch the bad guys, even when "money" is not involved. He does it to keep people safe(going after Luster in Mexico, that rich creep who raped over 82 girls in CA and video taped it), and sometimes just to bring people in, he thinks he can turn around, to become good members of society, and many other just to collect the bounty. He is a nice guy. We need more of them.

1161 days ago
28.

kp    

If the guy was soooooooooooooooo dangerous why would they have camera's rolling?
I'd sue this douche bag for any thing I could get from this "STAR" low life. I didn't see the pretty wife? Why are they in Colorado? That's right he vowed to get his man gag!!

1161 days ago
29.

noezwin    

Dog and his family do not represent Christ and Im tired of his Pastor making excuses for him and Beth for sin. They violate innocent people who are by standers Constitutional Rights . Beth curses like I dont know what while Dog and his group threaten to beat everyone up then talk about fixing people when they are just as messed up. Dog and Leland wasnt that tough in Mexico Prison scared to death. They should have been arrested what an example for the kids way to represent Jesus Christ Dog you are entangle with the affairs of this life.

1161 days ago
30.

noezwin    

Why to represent Christ Dog I watch how youll curse and treat people just as bad as those who are not saved. Your Pastor makes excuse for your cursing how can any Pastor allow u in there pulpit or to appear on any Christian Program. Youll bully innocent people do you see the difference in there behavior when they encounter anyone with some size to them. Beth is far from being anything like Christ and curses belittle people. Then they talk about fixing people when their family needs fixing. Dog u and Leland wasnt so tough in Mexican Jail huh.

1161 days ago
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