- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 14, 2016

The state of Hawaii is suing bounty hunter turned reality-TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman for $35,500 stemming from bond forfeitures from 21 separate cases, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

“Bail bond companies promise to pay us when their clients skip court,” the AP quoted a statement released by Attorney General Doug Chin. “Simply put, if they don’t pay, we have to hunt down that money.”

Mr. Chapman, star of the show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” did not personally respond to the charges but released a statement through an agent disputing the state attorney general’s claims.

“We have actually worked with the state to retrieve millions of dollars in forfeitures from bail bonds companies across the state over the last 15 years without any cost to tax payers,” the statement said. “[I]t’s unfortunate that we are being targeted and our names are now in the headlines associated with this petition.”

Mr. Chapman and wife Beth co-star on CMT’s “Dog and Beth On the Hunt.” Mr. Chapman will also have a cameo — as a chainsaw dealer — in Syfy’s “Sharknado 4,” which airs July 31.

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