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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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31.

honesty    

Noezwin, look up Andrew Luster. Heir to the Max Factor fortune, mulitmillion, pretty boy, party animal. He lived in CA. He used GHB (date rape drug) to knock out over 80 women we know of because he taped them(God knows how many he did not tape) and he taped himself raping their unconscious bodies. During his trial, he ran for Mexico. Mexico refused to look for him. Dog heard he was in Puerto Vallarta. He, Leland, and Tim spent every penny they had, and went down there to bring him back. This was way before the "Dog" tv show. He went broke, and did not receive any money for this. He was arrested in Mexico because it is against Mexican law to make a citizen's arrest or detain anyone(bounty hunting), no matter what they have done. Because of Dwayne Chapman, Andrew Luster is in CA prison serving 124 years. Dwayne Chapman is not perfect, but he is a hero in my book, and many people's book who knows anyone who has been raped.

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32.

Rage    

I'd like to see this guy take down Dog.. battle of the aerosols

1107 days ago
33.

noezwin    

They should be arrested but the judge will given them probation and a suspended sentences. Any Attorney worth his salt can pull videos from the show to prove how Dog and his gang violates people Constitutional Rights they look for fights with innocent by standers. You are no role model for any kid to look up to I remember one show where Beth used some really vulgar language in front of some kids calling their mother a **** way to show the love of Christ. Dog u ran leaving your son to get beat up yelling "run leland run" what a coward because u ran into some people that could fight why werent youll tough in the Mexican jail? You are a racist Dog when you used the "N" word that was from your heart the young lady was paid hush money to go away not tell the whole story since dating your son. I hope youll are arrested and sued .

1107 days ago
34.

tangledweb    

YOU GO DOG! We love you.

1107 days ago
35.

some guy    

@honesty


I don't know anything about Dog or his past, just what I see on TMZ.

If what you say about Dog is true, then I think Dog lost sight of why he got into the bounty hunting business in the first place.

If this whole scene really was staged, it's a sad indicator of what he has become: another Hollywood reality 'star' obsessed with ratings.

I think this whole incident is b/c the show is running out of ideas, or are running out of interesting fugitives.

I think Dog should take his show international. I'm sure law enforcement isn't as good in other countries. Prob alot of crimes where no one is caught.

Alot of sick people in the world. Got a feeling Dog would enjoy hunting down some of those s***.

1107 days ago
36.

divine    

I think Duane, the ugly dog, should be in jail just for his looks alone.
Maybe Beth too for her 400 pound big mouth trailer park behaviour.. oh your so tough screaming at people who are hand cuffed. lol

1107 days ago
37.

some guy    

I think if Dog did go overseas and catch some high-profile fugitives, it'd make news.

Dunno what foreign governments would have to say about a bounty hunter operating in their borders, though. Prob alot of red tape.

1107 days ago
38.

Jayden    

Ten bucks says these losers are too broke to sue Chapman. Big bark and nothing to back it up.

1107 days ago
39.

REDDOG (the real DOG)    

O WOW "DOG" AND FAMILY IS ON THE TRIAL OF A "REAL" BAD GUY LOL I WISH BACK IN MY BAD DAYS THEY WOULD HAVE COME AFTER ME WOULD LOVE TO KICK ALL THERE AS@ AT SAME TIME I LOVE HOW THEY CALL PEOPLE MOTHERFU@# AND ALL THIS AND THAT AND THEN LET ME SAY A PRAY WITH YOU COME ON MAN GET REAL TAKE HIM BACK TO JAIL IN MEXICO COME GET THE REAL DOG THE REDDOG!!!!!!!!!!!

1107 days ago
40.

Wes    

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

1107 days ago
41.

Dan    

With the camera shaking around I thought I was watching some bigfoot or UFO footage caught on camera

1107 days ago
42.

SarahInPA    

a 38 is a revolver round, not a semi auto. nice job. well, unless it was a 38 super and not a 38 special, but 38 super is hard to come by

1107 days ago
43.

Warren    

When watching the video you can hear one of Dog's employee telling the guy who got beat down that he could assault him without being arrested. That is the problem with the law and bounty hunters. These guys are street thugs who should be in jail themselves. I hope the guy who the thug hit sues Dog, the production company of the show plus the network who airs the program.

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44.

CA Girl    

I'm not a bounty hunter nor do I know one, HOWEVER, it appears that when one is looking to spot, stop and re-arrest someone who has jumped bail and who has a history of at least SOME level of violent and/or uncooperative behavior, the bounty hunter shouldn't assume that a simple, "Hey, we just drove out here to pick you up and take you back to jail..." will necessarily work. Certainly not in all cases, anyway. I have watched the Chapmans pick up people who ARE cooperative and who go with them without an argument, along with those who fight & curse them, then CALM DOWN later on. The (potentially) REALLY bad guys/gals are the ones with whom they take a much more aggressive approach. I truly think the foul language is used for intimidation purposes during a bust. I've never heard them swear casually in the conversations that are taped. (If they do swear casually, we've never heard it on camera.) Remember, they don't know know before they get to their "bail-jumper" what their reception will be. Just my two cents' worth.

The Chapmans have their own demons - we all do - even you reading this. They both have records, they've both been on the tough side of the law and in jail at one time or the other. They do try to help people when given the opportunity. Whether or not they are truly committed to religious life on some level, I don't know, but they certainly make an effort to appear so on their show. I like to think it's genuine. Not perfected yet, but who among us is?

As for Beth - yes, she does NEED someone to advise her about her "style" and show her what would DEFINITELY flatter her, uhm, figure and hair and make-up. She doesn't look all that put-together. And those fingernails! Aye chihuahua! She can be "tough-looking" if she has to, but she doesn't have to look so obviously K-Mart dressed - which she is. As for Dog, golly, a good haircut (maybe a toup?), conditioner, and about a dozen facials would be a positive step. And LOSE THOSE SHIRTS! But again, it's all about persona for the camera and their job. Who knows? Maybe they both put on chinos and Ralph Lauren shirts when they're at home alone.

1107 days ago
45.

jpierce26    

noezwin- ummmmm aren't you the pot calling the kettle black? A christian is someone who believes that Jesus is their lord and savior. That he died for our sins. Everyone sins. Weather it is cussing or judging like you have done just a bit ago. Sin is sin in God's eyes. Only he can judge. You can be a Christian and cuss. You shouldn't, but you are still a christian reguardless.

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