Leland Chapman may have left his familys beloved series Dog the Bounty Hunter back in 2012, but he is still following in his father Duane “Dog” Chapmans footsteps. Chapman, who like his father is a bail bondsman and bounty hunter, recently gave fans an up-close look at his day job as he was on the hunt for criminals.
In a Saturday, Oct. 2-dated photo shared to Instagram, Chapman took his 509,000 Instagram followers behind-the-scenes of his latest hunt. Although the did not show Chapman capturing a fugitive, it did show him decked out in protective gear including a bullet proof vest, his badge visible, as he approached a door. Chapman teased in the caption, “come out come out wherever you are.” The post generated plenty of comments from fans, with one person writing, “get them !!!!!” Another person wrote, “be safe and thank you for all you guys do.”
Although Chapmans post also generated plenty of remarks from those commenting on the search for Brian Laundrie, the 23-year-old boyfriend of Gabby Petito, the travel vlogger who was killed while traveling the country with her boyfriend, Chapman is not currently working on that case. While his father has been confirmed to have joined the manhunt for Laundrie, Chapman works separately from his father. After leaving Dog the Bounty Hunter in 2012, he now operates his own bail bond company, Kamaaina Bail Bonds on the Big Island of Hawaii, according to The Sun, which also reports that he runs his fathers business, Da Kine Bail Bonds, in Oahu.
In his years as a bail bondsman and bounty hunter, Chapman hasnt shied away from sharing his experiences. Back in July 2019, he sparked worry among fans after being hospitalized following the hunt for a suspect who was charged with domestic violence. During the hunt, Chapman suffered a torn ACL, though he still managed to take the suspect into custody.
Thankfully, a hunt in March of this year ended in similar success and without injury for Chapman. In March, the bounty hunter shared a photo of himself taking a suspect, who was wanted in Mississippi, into custody in Jacksonville, Florida. That post was met with congratulatory messages from followers applauding his success.
Who is Dog the Bounty Hunter?
Dog the Bounty hunter starred on his own reality show of the same name on A&E.
“It’s not because she’s black. It’s because we use the word n****r sometimes here. I’m not going to take a chance ever in life of losing everything I’ve worked for, for 30 years, because some (expletive) n****r heard us saying ‘n****r.’”
Dog’s show was briefly suspended from A&E as a result. It returned the following year after he apologized on CNN’s Larry King Live.
It’s not the first time Dog hasn’t approved of his son’s relationship.
Dog – who is engaged to Francie Frane – claimed he fell out with Tucker again recently because he didn’t think his son’s girlfriend was a good influence on him.
He said: “I tried to take control of his life. I heard this girl [Tucker’s then-girlfriend] was maybe not being the best for Tucker – and I’ll leave it like that – so I tried to interfere.
“He’s on parole for a 20 year sentence and if he messes up he goes back.”
Dog – real name Duane Chapman – revealed back in 2007 that Tucker was sentenced to 18 years in jail for armed robbery as a teenager.
He went to jail at just 18-years-old.
He was released on parole after four years locked up.
Meanwhile, Duane Lee has managed to keep an extremely low profile following his departure from the show.
Beth took to Twitter to let fans know there was plenty of action to come from the show yet.
Duane Lee Chapman II and Leland Blane Chapman are bail bondsmen and appeared on his A&E Network reality show until they quit in dramatic fashion.
In 2011, Leland (born December 14, 1976) and Duane Lee (born January 21, 1973) quit working with their father and stepmother Beth Chapman, and severed ties with their family.
And as the two stormed out, Beth refused to back down, and told them: “It’s not on me, Leland. Call your dad! Call your dad!”
Who is Dog the Bounty Hunter’s son Tucker?
Tucker Chapman is one of Dog the Bounty Hunter’s 12 children.
Dog shares Tucker and his daughter Lyssa with his third ex-wife, Lyssa Rae Brittain (née Greene).
Dog’s relationship with Tucker has strained over the last few years, beginning when Tucker sold a secret tape of Dog in ranting racistly about Tucker’s ex-girlfriend, who was black, to the National Enquirer in 2007.
“I don’t care if she’s a Mexican, a whore, whatever,” Dog told his son on the tape.
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