Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Who let this "Dog" out?

Duane "Dog" Chapman

Move over Snoop, there's a new Dog in town. How come it took Hollywood so long to snap up this story? In another era, Chuck Norris would have been the obvious choice to play this gutsy bounty hunter. Dog's story has reportedly been picked up by CBS, as a made-for-TV dramatic series. The writer of The Fast and the Furious may be adapting it to the big screen. With a star like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck or a beefed-up Brad Pitt, Dog's story could easily be turned into a blockbuster movie, especially if it involved dogging after terrorists.

“Born on a mountain, raised in a cave. Arresting fugitives is all I crave.” -- one of many Dogisms

Dog is Duane Lee Chapman, owner of Da Kine Bail Bonds in Honolulu and self-proclaimed “greatest bounty hunter in the world.” Six thousand-plus captures over the past two decades have earned this highly intense, charismatic ex-con and born-again Christian such a distinction.

He is the modern-day Billy the Kid — minus all the weaponry. “Regulators,” he’ll often bellow to his supporting cast of bounty hunters, which often includes family members and friends, “mount up!”

He’s also the king of comebacks — a modern-day hero who was once a zero after serving time in a Texas prison for first-degree murder.
Read the rest of his amazing story at Dog The Bounty Hunter web site.

[Photo and story: Copyright ©2003 Duane "Dog" Chapman.]

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