Dog’s Tim Chapman arrested for indecent exposure, charged with terroristic threatening

Timothy “Youngblood” Chapman, one of the stars on Dog the Bounty Hunter (although he’s not related to Duane Chapman), has been charged “with first-degree terroristic threatening yesterday and might also charge him with indecent exposure, a spokesman for the Honolulu prosecutor’s office said,” according to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He “was initially arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and indecent exposure,” and was released on bail Friday.

Security guards “responded to a report of a man fondling himself in a vehicle at” a parking lot, and “[i]nstead of stepping out of the vehicle as requested, Chapman got into the driver’s seat of his truck and jumped a curb onto the sidewalk toward a security guard before driving away, said Jim Fulton, spokesman for the city prosecutor’s office,” the paper reports.

His lawyer, Brook Hart, said this “was simply a man who wet his pants with orange juice inadvertently and was changing them, doing nothing wrong at all and believing he had sufficient privacy to do it.” He tried to drive away “to avoid negative publicity,” according to the paper.

Bare truth sought about bounty hunter [Honolulu Star-Bulletin]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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