Friday, October 3, 2008

Dog the Bounty Hunter

If you haven't seen this show before - you don't know what you are missing. This show captures the beautiful Hawaiian scenery and landmarks, not to metion Dog capturing all the criminals on the islands, making it a safer place for all. To the unsuspecting tourist, Hawaii is clean and crime-free. However for those that live there, the truth is far from glamorous at times. Drugs (especially Ice) are abused by many in the Islands, and Dog is there to caputre crims and put his spin on rehabitilation, often by way of a pep-talk and a cigarette as they approach the jail.

Duane 'Dog' Chapman has a very colorful past. He is the father to 12 children (yep that's 12), including the junior bounty hunters on the show - Duane Lee, Leland and Baby Lyssa. His current wife, Beth, also stars on the show and boy is she awesome! I have never seen someone move around so fast in heels. What a superwoman! She also keeps Dog in line which he needs from time to time.

So Dog's story is this: He was charged and convicted in 1977 for the murder of Jeremy Oliver, but has always maintained his innocence, and after 1 1/2 years in jail, he was released on probation. He started bounty hunting in Colorado when he got out of jail to make money, and eventually moved to Hawaii where he now runs Da Kine Bail Bonds, with offices on the Big Island, Maui and Oahu.

Dog the Bounty Hunter has been one of the highest rated reality shows on cable since it launched in 2004. It is now broadcast worldwide and the Chapman family have a huge following.

John and I watch the show to remember the good times in Hawaii, but also because Dog is such a celebrity, he has such a good story to tell and his outfits are priceless.

New episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter air on Wednesday nights on A&E.
Keep up the great work Dog of protecting the Islands - you rock!

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