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Title: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: GeorgeHill on January 22, 2012, 03:44:31 pm
I get a lot of friend requests on Facebook.  I don't send them out, but accept them.
Duane Chapman sent me a request and I clicked accept.  Then I thought... Hey, that name sounded familiar.
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER.
 :facepalm
Wow.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Thernlund on January 22, 2012, 03:59:09 pm
:clap

I've seen the show.  He seems like a nice guy.  Just out in left field.


-T.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Khorne on January 22, 2012, 04:00:20 pm
That's cool!  Maybe he can help you get in the bounty hunter biz!
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: the556GRIZZLY on January 22, 2012, 04:04:40 pm
this week on the Dog the Bounty Hunter; Dog hunts another criminal with George "Mad Ogre" Hill.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: GeorgeHill on January 22, 2012, 04:10:14 pm
this week on the Dog the Bounty Hunter; Dog hunts another criminal with George "Mad Ogre" Hill.
Seen on Milk Cartons, "Missing: Dog the Bounty Hunter".
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Gunnguy on January 22, 2012, 04:12:52 pm
 :shocked
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: RevDisk on January 22, 2012, 04:19:59 pm

From what I gathered, he is apparently a nice guy but not always the brightest.

Suppose that's all of us at one point or another.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Ken Brock on January 22, 2012, 04:35:19 pm
what a fruit cake

I saw a preview where he was shooting pepperballs at a suspect in the car. Shooting the windshield

good grief Charlie Brown
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Storyteller on January 22, 2012, 04:54:51 pm
From what I gathered, he is apparently a nice guy but not always the brightest.
Suppose that's all of us at one point or another.
:clap

I've seen the show.  He seems like a nice guy.  Just out in left field.
-T.

He is very disliked here in Hawaii. In fact, he went to Colo to do his show for an extended period due to popular demand. He has had his b--t handed to him several times, ran and left his son to take the a-s whipping in a bar, and has p-o'd most of the people he meets or hassles in the middle of the night trying to find someone. He goes into the big preacher mode telling everyone how he is "taking dangerous criminals off the street". Those criminals are "on the street" because he bailed them out. He goes to Mexico, with a camera crew and stunt double, where bounty hunting is illegal. And is surprised when he gets arrested. On a personel level, I had a run in with "Tim" while serving court papers. A bigger, more offensive piece of cr-p I have never had the misfortune to meet. A couple of weeks later he was caught, naked, parked in a local mall. I could go on but I think you get the picture. Oh, and his wife gives trailor park trash a bad name.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: sarge712 on January 22, 2012, 05:06:23 pm
I've been waiting for him to run up against a true badass that turns out to be more than he expected and guns him and his OC armed crew. He will kick in the wrong door one day while showboating and his target will have the wrong buddy with him...

Its kind of like Steve Erwin. I loved Steve's shows but I always told my wife that he would mess with the wrong snake or croc one day although his was more on the freakish accident side of the coin. I hated to be proved right. Steve was cool. I'm not so sure about Dog tho' Storyteller's accounts are no surprise.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Thernlund on January 22, 2012, 05:14:35 pm
He is very disliked here in Hawaii. In fact, he went to Colo to do his show for an extended period due to popular demand. He has had his b--t handed to him several times, ran and left his son to take the a-s whipping in a bar, and has p-o'd most of the people he meets or hassles in the middle of the night trying to find someone. He goes into the big preacher mode telling everyone how he is "taking dangerous criminals off the street". Those criminals are "on the street" because he bailed them out. He goes to Mexico, with a camera crew and stunt double, where bounty hunting is illegal. And is surprised when he gets arrested. On a personel level, I had a run in with "Tim" while serving court papers. A bigger, more offensive piece of cr-p I have never had the misfortune to meet. A couple of weeks later he was caught, naked, parked in a local mall. I could go on but I think you get the picture. Oh, and his wife gives trailor park trash a bad name.

Hmm.  Just shows you that you can't believe everything you see on TV.  :shrug


-T.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: strangelittleman on January 22, 2012, 05:36:42 pm
The reason "Cur the Bounty Poser" and his crew don't carry firearms is because they are convicted felons and are not allowed to. If you watch real carefully, the "body armour" they wear is fake as well, another thing that's illegal for a felon to have. Their body armour is just a foam rubber prop.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: GeorgeHill on January 22, 2012, 05:44:38 pm
It could be Cut Resistant stuff like is used in a lot of Corrections places.  Cut proof, but not bullet proof.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: strangelittleman on January 22, 2012, 06:18:15 pm
No that's illegal for felons too. Most Correctional agencies that issue armour, issues the ballistic& edged weapon combo armour. 
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Gunnguy on January 22, 2012, 10:20:52 pm
Strange. I have heard of the opposite side of the coin on Dog.
As far as Mexico goes I was told he had taken a chomo out and rescued two girls he had kidnapped from the U.S.A. and taken to Mexico.
But I think there is more to every story on reality TV than we ever get to find out.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: sarge712 on January 22, 2012, 10:40:39 pm
Heck I didn't know body armor was illegal for felons to posess. I have never ran into one with it, ever, yet. That's interesting. I'll have to look it up.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Thernlund on January 22, 2012, 10:47:17 pm
You're looking for 18 U.S.C. § 931 (http://law.onecle.com/uscode/18/931.html).  Mostly illegal, not totally.  Only crimes of violence make it illegal.  A non-violent felony wouldn't.


-T.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: ksuguy on January 22, 2012, 10:52:22 pm
Cartman The Dawg-the actual video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMloqLNvlG0#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: huey148 on January 22, 2012, 11:20:26 pm
eh, watched the show a couple of time...more hype than substance but hey, thats reality TV..find a person with a suitable "hook" or characteristic and you can make a show about almost anything.  I am waiting for the world to wake up and realize that not only is "Cake Boss" just a baker but that fondant stuff he keeps using is freaking unedible to boot.   The entire reality tv shows have just gotten so bad that I am waiting for a reality show about the homeless to be on...and why do they like to highlight red necks and what I would call "2nd or 3rd tier economy" type jobs as well...are we really so damn bored with our own lives we need to watch fat guys in tow truck repossess vehicles or good old boys capture 'gators that much?  Maybe one show yeah, but to have 2 or 3 competing shows on the same subject  TruTV has not been on my favorites list for some time for this very reason...

As far as Dog goes...I am sure the guy is harmless enough but I am too waiting for him to run into somebody who thinks being shot with pepper ball is reason enough to issue some 124 or 155 grain payback in return...
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 23, 2012, 12:03:44 am
I quit watching 'Reality' TV when they cancelled "America's Most Wanted," that was a pretty good show.

I had a buddy in bail enforcement, "Mutt" is a friggin' joke.

I doubt that he'll ever come up against a real criminal, he's too chicken s___ to take on a case like that, and the producers of the show wouldn't let him do it anyway.

You're looking for 18 U.S.C. § 931 (http://law.onecle.com/uscode/18/931.html).  Mostly illegal, not totally.  Only crimes of violence make it illegal.  A non-violent felony wouldn't.


-T.

Didn't that come about as a result of the B of A robbery, in Cali?  I was working security around that time. When I went to buy a new vest, I had to get a letter from the boss saying I needed one for work.  I'd gotten one about six months earlier, without any problem.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Thernlund on January 23, 2012, 01:03:07 pm
When I went to buy a new vest, I had to get a letter from the boss saying I needed one for work.

If you're not a felon it should have been a non-issue.  Anyone can buy armor.  Only felons need employment letters.


-T.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: JesseL on January 23, 2012, 01:05:22 pm
I hear the dealers get a bit more restrictive than the law requires.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: JesseL on January 23, 2012, 01:09:00 pm
On the other hand, I can't really figure how anyone intends to validate a letter from my employer. Our "company letterhead" is a Word template and most people aren't going to have a copy of his signature to visually compare.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 23, 2012, 01:30:06 pm
If you're not a felon it should have been a non-issue.  Anyone can buy armor.  Only felons need employment letters.


-T.

That may be the case, but Skagg's in Phoenix, the place I got the first vest, required me to get the letter for the second vest.  And the lady at the counter knew me (I was a regular customer at the time).  So go figure.  I figure it was probably a case of CYA.  It was not too long after the Cali bank robbery.

On the other hand, I can't really figure how anyone intends to validate a letter from my employer. Our "company letterhead" is a Word template and most people aren't going to have a copy of his signature to visually compare.

Jesse, most of the companies I worked for had one shop that they dealt with, for uniforms, duty rigs, and such.  The company I was working for used Skagg's regularly, so they had his signature on file.  And it just gives them a way to cover themselves, if it turns out that they sold something that was used in a crime.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Thernlund on January 23, 2012, 01:34:26 pm
I figure it was probably a case of CYA.

More than likely.  With murky laws, especially NEW murky laws, dealers often error on the side of caution (as Jesse mentions).


-T.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on January 23, 2012, 02:08:44 pm
Not so much interested in Dog.  He always has those Highway to Heaven endings where everyone cries and redemption is made.

I do have to admit, if it weren't for the huge hair and the incessant need to wear high heels everywhere, his wife would actually be cute.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: onesmack4u on January 23, 2012, 05:04:50 pm
Not so much interested in Dog.  He always has those Highway to Heaven endings where everyone cries and redemption is made.

I do have to admit, if it weren't for the huge hair and the incessant need to wear high heels everywhere, his wife would actually be cute.

I am pretty sure that a mullett and a Meth habit are required before you can ride that ride.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 23, 2012, 05:22:11 pm
I am pretty sure that a mullett and a Meth habit are required before you can ride that ride.

And copious amounts of Viagra/Cialis.  That woman is FUGLY!
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on January 23, 2012, 05:31:51 pm
I am pretty sure that a mullett and a Meth habit are required before you can ride that ride.

Yeah... no, not gonna qualify for her.   :vomit
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 23, 2012, 05:35:19 pm
And that VOICE, like fingernails on a chalkboard!  :shocked
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on January 23, 2012, 05:38:26 pm
And that VOICE, like fingernails on a chalkboard!  :shocked

 :rotfl

Yeah.  I said cute.  Not a conversation partner. 
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 23, 2012, 06:00:21 pm
:rotfl

Yeah.  I said cute.

I'm not usually one to cast asparagus, you know, live and let live, whatever trips your trigger.

But dude!  Seriously!  EW!  :vomit
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: onesmack4u on January 23, 2012, 06:23:05 pm
I'm not usually one to cast asparagus, you know, live and let live, whatever trips your trigger.

But dude!  Seriously!  EW!  :vomit
Hey, you know what they say, "big girls who have a personality disorder and all the charm of a Walmart employee need love too".
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Gunnguy on January 23, 2012, 07:18:29 pm
Not to end your hatin' on most of the American Women, and some very well endowed ones at that, but you are straying into 'BAD JOO JOO MAGUMBO' territory with these comments.   :panic
Please try to stay on topic without disparaging remarks on someone's wife and mother to his children.  :bash
I'm sure you can relate if you happen to be married and have children, so don't go there.  >:(
Thank you.
 :thumbup1


Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Thernlund on January 23, 2012, 07:29:32 pm
Hey, you know what they say, "big girls who have a personality disorder and all the charm of a Walmart employee need love too".

Who cares what they need?


-T.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 23, 2012, 08:12:17 pm
Not to end your hatin' on most of the American Women, and some very well endowed ones at that, but you are straying into 'BAD JOO JOO MAGUMBO' territory with these comments.   :panic
Please try to stay on topic without disparaging remarks on someone's wife and mother to his children.  :bash
I'm sure you can relate if you happen to be married and have children, so don't go there.  >:(
Thank you.
 :thumbup1

No, no!  Not most, not even half.  Just this one.

My mother was one of those "well endowed American women."  So I can relate.  But my mother wasn't out there on national television, making a fool of herself, trying to be something she's not.  She was working, sometimes two jobs, doing her best to raise two children by herself.

And my mother has class, something I find sadly lacking in this woman.

She didn't wear clothes that were more appropriate on a 16 year old (if appropriate is the right word), and more make-up than Tammy Faye Baker.

When you do the things that these people are doing, namely placing yourself in the public eye, doing a job that should be left to professionals, and looking like fools doing it, you should expect some amount of ridicule.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Gunnguy on January 23, 2012, 08:24:42 pm
I can see your point, but I was also brought up to respect women no matter how foolish they may be.
You just avoid those like the plague and go on.
Although I agree with the premise and the body of facts in the argument, I must still disagree with the dissin' women in general.
Just saying the topic was Dog, not his wife.
Now his relatives of the male persuasion...go for it.

Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: onesmack4u on January 23, 2012, 08:34:38 pm
Didn't dog get pulled off the air after getting caught using some type of racist remarks? Does his show now have the official rev al stamp of approval?
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Thernlund on January 23, 2012, 08:39:49 pm
I can see your point, but I was also brought up to respect women no matter how foolish they may be.
You just avoid those like the plague and go on.
Although I agree with the premise and the body of facts in the argument, I must still disagree with the dissin' women in general.
Just saying the topic was Dog, not his wife.
Now his relatives of the male persuasion...go for it.

Dog and his wife go hand-in-hand.  They're on the same TV show.

As to respecting women, it's difficult to have any respect anyone who's a willing jackass.  I don't dislike Mrs. Dog because she's a woman.  I dislike her because she's a moron.  The absence of a penis, or her bra size, isn't relevant.

I'm an equal opportunity idiot hater.


-T.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 23, 2012, 08:41:30 pm
I am sorry for offending your sensibilities, I was brought up to respect women as well.  When you're the only male in the house, it's kind of hard not to.

But I was also brought up to, as the saying goes, "call a spade a spade."  (Actually refers to a hand held digging tool, BTW, so let's not go there.)

I shall attempt to refrain from "dissin' women."  But you have to admit, in this case, the material is just sitting there.  :neener
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: onesmack4u on January 23, 2012, 09:28:30 pm
I hereby offer my most sincere apology to any female Walmart employees that may have taken offense to being compared to Mrs. Dog.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 23, 2012, 09:30:34 pm
I hereby offer my most sincere apology to any female Walmart employees that may have taken offense to being compared to Mrs. Dog.

We so need a smiley for spewing coffee out the nose.  :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Gunnguy on January 23, 2012, 09:37:39 pm
 :facepalm
Yes...I admit that the material is very wide open.
 :facepalm
Too wide.
And I wasn't offended.
Just that you guys were so far off topic...seriously...we need a spewing coffee smiley?

Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 23, 2012, 09:44:39 pm
Just that you guys were so far off topic...

Like T said, the topic is Mutt the Poser, he and his wife goe hand in hand, open season  ;)

Quote
seriously...we need a spewing coffee smiley?

Yeah, we do.  I barely managed to turn my head, when I read onesmack's comment.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Storyteller on January 24, 2012, 12:13:31 am
Didn't dog get pulled off the air after getting caught using some type of racist remarks? Does his show now have the official rev al stamp of approval?
Yes, he found out his son was dating a black girl. The boy recorded several minutes of telephone tirade with numerous "n's" involved. He, the Dog, then announced he was taking "sensitivity" training from "The Reverend Jessie Jackson".

And no he didn't rescue any kidnaped children. He went after Andrew Lester after a relative snitched him out in order to save their bond pledge. He took a camera crew, stunt double, and (as far as Mexican law is concerned) , kidnapped Lester and tried to move him across the border in the truck of his vehicle.

In my career I have pulled 2 fugitives from Mexico and never spent a day in Mexican jail, nor had an International warrant issued for "Failure To Appear". (am I the only one that sees the irony in that?)
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 24, 2012, 12:36:45 am
In my career I have pulled 2 fugitives from Mexico

Just curious, how did you manage that?  I was under the impression that the US does not have an extradition treaty with Mexico.

It sounds like you've got a tale or two to tell. :coffee
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Storyteller on January 24, 2012, 12:42:55 am
Another day, another bottle, and a warm fire. :coffee
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 24, 2012, 12:46:29 am
Another day, another bottle, and a warm fire. :coffee

Gotcha, long story.   ;)
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Chief45 on January 24, 2012, 10:25:32 am
Just curious, how did you manage that?  I was under the impression that the US does not have an extradition treaty with Mexico.

It sounds like you've got a tale or two to tell. :coffee


Last time I had occasion to check,  we (US) actually do,  but Mexico will not extradite anyone that could be eligible for death penalty.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 24, 2012, 10:38:40 am

  but Mexico will not extradite anyone that could be eligible for death penalty.

Ah ok, I knew there was something about that situation.  I just wasn't sure.  Thank you sir.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: mephisto on January 24, 2012, 11:21:14 am
Chapman was  arrested for deprivation of liberty because bounty-hunting is prohibited by Mexican law.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: seanp on January 24, 2012, 12:57:31 pm
I hear the dealers get a bit more restrictive than the law requires.

I don't know if it's like that all over, but it definately is here.  One province banned body armor for non-LEO and security and dealers across the country came out with policies restricting sales.  At the time I was looking at buying a cut/stab resistant vest because of where I was working.  I had been in frequent and close contact with the retail and one day it was all of a sudden, "We're sorry, but we can no longer sell this product to individuals, nor can we discuss any more details about it with you."  Definately CYA because they don't want to see their industry over regulated, not just to avoid litigation.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on January 24, 2012, 01:59:32 pm
Chapman was  arrested for deprivation of liberty because bounty-hunting is prohibited by Mexican law.

Know what?  Fluff Mexico.  Murder, kidnapping, prostituting minors and drug dealing is ALSO illegal.  Yet, Americans fall victim to all of that all too commonly if they venture onto Mexican soil... or even live in a Nevada suburb miles from the border.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 24, 2012, 02:04:10 pm
or even live in a Nevada suburb miles from the border.

Gee, I didn't know they'd moved the border that far north already, they never tell me anything.  :neener
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: JesseL on January 24, 2012, 02:06:08 pm
 :rotfl
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 24, 2012, 02:08:36 pm
Jesse, does that mean we're Mexican citizens now?  :confused
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: JesseL on January 24, 2012, 02:14:43 pm
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Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: freeman1685 on January 24, 2012, 02:19:01 pm
:'(
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on January 24, 2012, 02:30:02 pm
Gee, I didn't know they'd moved the border that far north already, they never tell me anything.  :neener

No.  Mexicans are just coming across the border, then kidnapping women to prostitute them.  That's why I'm saying "or even."

Also, I have a friend in Texas who says that the REAL border is north of Amarillo.  The Alamo is back in Mexican hands.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: JesseL on January 24, 2012, 02:39:28 pm
Just keep in mind Doug, the Mexican border is more than just "miles" from any Nevada suburb. More like 300 miles.

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Henderson,+NV&daddr=San+Luis+R%C3%ADo+Colorado,+Mexico&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=35.021,-114.807129&sspn=3.036278,6.696167&geocode=FWXrJQIdp4Ql-SmRQl8frsnIgDG1YSDKOCob7w%3BFTAt7wEdHLko-SmtmWYw_wXWgDF52119op9LhA&oq=Hender,+NV&vpsrc=0&mra=ls&t=h&z=7 (http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Henderson,+NV&daddr=San+Luis+R%C3%ADo+Colorado,+Mexico&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=35.021,-114.807129&sspn=3.036278,6.696167&geocode=FWXrJQIdp4Ql-SmRQl8frsnIgDG1YSDKOCob7w%3BFTAt7wEdHLko-SmtmWYw_wXWgDF52119op9LhA&oq=Hender,+NV&vpsrc=0&mra=ls&t=h&z=7)
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on January 24, 2012, 03:02:22 pm
And this lessens my disdain for "Mexican law enforcement" how?  That their thugs can traipse hundreds and hundreds of miles into the US  to kidnap for ransom, or kidnap for prostitution is part of the reason why I feel nothing but disdain for Mexico accusing Dog of doing what their "citizens" do in bulk for huge profits, and branched out into snatching Americans.

edit: And that's not counting how rigged and phony Dog's show and career are.

It's akin to jailing Martha Stewart for insider trading while Goldman Sachs gets $20 mil parachutes and TARP money.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Thernlund on January 24, 2012, 03:10:20 pm
or even live in a Nevada suburb miles from the border.

You were watching Kidnap & Rescue last night, hmm?  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on January 24, 2012, 03:31:44 pm
You were watching Kidnap & Rescue last night, hmm?  ;)
-T.

:D

I mean, I know about folks getting snatched when they cross the border, but last night was a neat little new story.  Neat concept.  Sucky real life.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: sarge712 on January 24, 2012, 04:11:42 pm
The South Park rendition of Dog's wife was dead on hilarious!  :rotfl
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Top Dog on June 22, 2021, 12:09:19 pm
I am a newbe to this forum but had been an LEO for forty years so I have seen real Bond Enforcement Agents (Bounty hunters) in action.

Nothing at all like Dog the Bounty Hunter which is basically entertainment TV.

Think about it,if you were on the run and seeing camera crews and ninja clad folks running with large containers of OC spray on their hips,you would not hang around that area for long.

Then when Dog gets the bond jumper,he makes nice with them and straightens them out.  Yeah,right.

Seldom have I ever seen a bond skipper,who has been in jail in the past,meekly surrender to go back in.

I might be wrong on this,but isn't Dog a convicted felon??????????

                                                                                                         Top Dog
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: coelacanth on June 22, 2021, 01:27:34 pm
Dunno.   :shrug   Never followed him or his show.  Frankly I don't have much tolerance for anything that passes as "reality TV".  As you say, the camera crew(s) with all the assorted equipment and vehicles required to schlepp everything around is about as subtle and unobtrusive as a train wreck.   I was forced to watch ( not my house, not my TV ) an episode of the Bear Grylls outdoor charade once and the so called " remote wilderness " they were in had power transmission lines visible and way of in the distance ( probably a mile or two away ) you could see what looked like an interstate highway with lots of traffic passing by.  "Remote wilderness" my ass.   :scrutiny  Turn the cameras around and there is probably a graded dirt road and a Forest Service Road sign within a few yards. 
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Top Dog on June 23, 2021, 08:13:18 am
Coelacanth,

Yup,I agree.  I watched  Naked & Afraid one evening. What a waste of an hour. These two survival "experts" out in the wilderness cannot find their butts with both hands.

Want a real survival show?  Drop them off on a deserted island and leave them there for three weeks and then come back. See whose left standing.

As for Dog the Bounty Hunter,seems that most of his skips are of the minor offense type and he seems to have his press corps ahead of him making way.

                                                                                                                                                         Top Dog
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: sqlbullet on June 23, 2021, 10:45:31 am
Coelacanth,

Yup,I agree.  I watched  Naked & Afraid one evening. What a waste of an hour. These two survival "experts" out in the wilderness cannot find their butts with both hands.

Want a real survival show?  Drop them off on a deserted island and leave them there for three weeks and then come back. See whose left standing.

As for Dog the Bounty Hunter,seems that most of his skips are of the minor offense type and he seems to have his press corps ahead of him making way.

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You want "Alone".  I have only seen one season, and not the first.  I think it was Season 6.  But basically what you describe above is it.  They get to pick 10 items or something from an arbitrary list and get dumped in the wilderness.  They contestants are in the same basic area, but are far enough apart to reasonably prevent contact.  They get regular medical checks and have an electronic signal they can activate to quit of in an emergency.  They manage their own camera equipement, so part of the medical checks is to collect memory cards and dead batteries and supply fresh cards and fresh batteries.

Still not entirely "real" but far closer than anything else I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: coelacanth on June 23, 2021, 03:57:01 pm
Fair enough.  That sounds like progress toward "reality" even if it hasn't arrived yet.   I still think the whole phenomenon exists to have something marginally interesting to put on a TV screen as a vehicle to sell overpriced advertising space for things we don't need.   :coffee
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Top Dog on June 24, 2021, 08:59:40 am
Considering that the average TV show is geared towards the intellect of a 12 year old (at best),no further comment needed.

A friend of mine has a ranch out in Wyoming. He said that his TV broke down in 1979,never bothered to get it fixed. Hasn't missed it.

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Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: MTK20 on June 24, 2021, 02:54:11 pm
Considering that the average TV show is geared towards the intellect of a 12 year old (at best),no further comment needed.

A friend of mine has a ranch out in Wyoming. He said that his TV broke down in 1979,never bothered to get it fixed. Hasn't missed it.

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 :rotfl

It's hard to argue with that  :thumbup1 .
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Top Dog on June 27, 2021, 09:37:06 am
MT,
I hardly watch regular TV programs. I stay mainly tuned to the History channel or Discovery Channel.

If folks would just sit back and think (uh-oh,I said that think word) about how stupid that show Dog the Bounty Hunter is,they would not watch it.

I am sure he gets most,if not all of his funds,from the program. Not as a bounty hunter. To expend that amount of resources on a skip is counter-productive.

More than likely,the "skip" is a paid actor playing the part of getting caught.

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Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: RetroGrouch on June 28, 2021, 08:54:35 pm
What?!?  You mean reality TV isn't REAL??? :o
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: booksmart on June 29, 2021, 08:53:46 am
What?!?  You mean reality TV isn't REAL??? :o

Well... certain channels are... some are close, but only if you squint *really hard*...
Title: Re: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Post by: Top Dog on June 29, 2021, 09:53:55 am
Real Bond Enforcement Agents (bounty hunters) go about their business with little fuzz and fanfare.

They pretty much go in,get their skip,and are out of there before anyone knows what has happened.

If a skip jumps bail,in my state the Bondsman has 182 days to produce the body (notice I said body) before he has to surrender the bond money.

Our warrants say body,does not say dead or alive,just produce the body.

Many bondmen use off duty cops to assist and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Bounty Hunters don't have to play by the rules the police do.  Just produce the body.

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