With his distinctive long, blond mane of hair and ultra-macho personality, Dog the Bounty Hunter was one of TV’s highest-rated and most visible stars. But, these days, he’s become as elusive as the bail breachers he used to track down. However, there’s an entirely lawful explanation for his absence from our screens – and the reason why may come as a surprise.
Although he works on the right side of the law, Duane “Dog” Chapman, originally from Denver in Colorado, hasn’t always been an upstanding citizen. In fact, when he was just a pup of 23 in 1976, Chapman was charged with the first-degree murder of a drug dealer in Texas. And while the star was only witness to the act, he still received a five-year sentence under Texan law.