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When heavyweight boxing champion Joe Lewis said "He can run but he can't hide," he was talking about the smaller, faster fighter Billy Conn. Sure enough, in the 12th round, Lewis, behind on points, laid his opponent out. But here, Duane "Dog" Chapman, ex-convict, born-again Christian, bounty hunter, and star of the number-one-rated television show on A&E, is talking about the criminals that he tracks, wrestles, and drags to justice. For much of his life, however, Chapman was on the other side of the law. As a young troublemaker and gangbanger, he seemed destined to end up with a reward on his head himself. In 1977 he was sentenced to five years in a Texas prison as an accessory to murder--a crime he still insists he is innocent of. After doing hard time and finding God, Chapman reinvented himself as a bounty hunter, and eventually his whole family--wife, sons, and daughter Baby--got into the crime-busting game. Perhaps his most noteworthy arrest was his capture of the notorious Andrew Luster, the millionaire heir of the Max Factor fortune who taped himself raping drugged women in his home. Luster fled to Mexico during his trial, but was hauled back by Chapman, even though Chapman himself served time for the events because he had broken the law in Mexico. In his hard-hitting and honest memoir, Chapman describes his rise from convict to television star, and provides fascinating details on the dramatic and dangerous job of pursuing human bounties.
- Reference, True Crime, Social Science, Biography + Autobiography, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Political Science
- Personal Memoirs, General, Criminology, Evidence, Political Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
- August 7, 2007
- August 7, 2007
- Duane Chapman