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Dennis Rodman

A Wanted Man ...

No Kiddin'

4/24/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cops are on the hunt for Dennis Rodman ... we've learned he's about to be arrested for failing to pay child support.

Rodman owes $179,000 in back child support. An even bigger problem for the worm is that he owes the dough in Florida, which jails deadbeat dads.

After police hook Rodman up, he can bail out for $4,949.95 -- or he can stay in jail and buy a flat screen.

By the way, Rodman is also a wanted man because he failed to show up for his last child support hearing.

Rodman's longtime lawyers, Bradford Cohen and Vanessa Prieto, tell TMZ ... they'll walk Dennis into court this AM to "clear it all up." The lawyers say Dennis was never properly served with legal papers, so he had no idea there was a hearing. As for not paying his child support ... we'll see what the lawyers say about that.

One final thing. There's another pesky child support matter hanging over Dennis' head. He owes more than $800,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, Michelle Rodman. Dennis says he can't afford to pay the tab.

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9:30 AM PT: Dennis Rodman is no longer a wanted man in Florida -- his arrest warrant has just been REVOKED.

Rodman and his lawyer showed up to court this morning in Broward County -- and we're told Rodman explained he's currently in the process of fighting the $179,000 child support order that triggered the warrant, so the judge agreed to dismiss it.

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