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.
Duane "Dog" Chapman entertains and inspires millions on Dog the Bounty Hunter, his #1-rated show on A&E -- but there is more to his story. From troubled beginnings and tragedy to triumph and transformation, he reveals all for the first time in this no-holds-barred memoir.
Dog spent the first twenty-three years of his life on the wrong side of the law. In You Can Run, but You Cant Hide, he offers an inside look at his days as a gang member; his dark years of addiction and abuse; and how serving eighteen months in prison for a murder he didnt commit helped him recommit to his faith. He also shares stories of some of his most dangerous bounty hunts -- including his capture of Max Factor heir and convicted rapist Andrew Luster, which made international headlines.
In You Can Run, but You Cant Hide, Dog recounts his incredible story, chronicling his journey from his onetime criminal past to the guiding faith that has led him to become one of the most successful bounty hunters in American history. Against all odds, Dog turned his life around and went from ex-con to American icon in the process. This is his story.
Number of Pages: 327
Genre: Reference, Social Science, Political Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, True Crime, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs, General
Publisher: Hachette Books
Author: Duane Chapman
Street Date: July 29, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-3896