Dog the Bounty Hunter arrested, could be extradited to Mexico

Dog the Bounty Hunter is now on the other side of the law, having been arrested in Hawaii by federal marshals.

Duane Chapman, his son, and one other man were arrested “on charges of illegal detention and conspiracy related to the capture in 2003 of Andrew Luster, the Max Factor heir who was convicted in absentia of raping three women in California and then fled to Mexico,” according to E! Online.

Back then, Dog and his team followed Luster to Mexico, detained him, and brought him back to the US. Because they “refused to turn Luster over to the local police in Mexico, they were arrested for ‘deprivation of liberty,'” according to E!. They then failed to show up for a court appearance three years ago, and now Mexico wants them to be extradited.

Dog’s representative said in a statement, “Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman is a true modern-day hero. He arrests the bad guys–he is definitely not one of them. He shall be vindicated.” And A&E is standing by its man: “A&E supports Dog and his family during this difficult time and is proud of his role in helping to bring a convicted serial rapist to justice,” the network said in a statement.

Dog Catching: Feds Lock Up Bounty Hunter [E! Online]

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