Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dog the Bounty Hunter: excessive force?

A Colorado sheriff claims that the TV bounty hunter went overboard with a fugitive

Dog the Bounty Hunter: excessive force?

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Ooh, Lord, is that a skunk? No, it’s a fugitive taken down by Duane Chapman of TV’s Dog the Bounty Hunter fame.

Seems that as Dog was bringing a just-subdued fugitive into the office of the Mesa County Sheriff in Grand Junction, Colorado, the criminal got a little feisty and Dog, as he is wont to do, sprayed him with the pepper ball gun.

Video shows the other people in the reception area coughing violently and trying to wedge the door open to air out the room when the man is lead inside.

Sheriff Stan Hilkey wrote on his office’s website: "During the scuffle the skip was pepper-sprayed excessively and Dog conveniently had his tear-away shirt ripped off, all the time the action cameras were rolling and everyone was salivating.

"While Dog stayed outside, shirtless and sweaty, prancing back and forth waving his golden locks for the camera, his team brought this freshly pepper-sprayed fellow into the enclosed space of the Sheriff’s Office lobby with other citizens present.”

No skin off Dog’s hide. He told a reporter, “"To me, it was one of the best shows we ever shot."

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