Duane 'Dog' Chapman should be hero in Mexico
HOW HAPPY would the United States be if some bounty hunter from Mexico named "El Perro" came across the border and started dragging Mexican rapists and killers back into Mexico? We'd give him a medal and urge him to keep up the good work.
So when our "perro," our "Dog," went into Mexico and dragged an American scumbag rapist out of that country and brought him back to the United States, you'd think the government of Mexico would thank us for cleaning up our own messes.
But no. Instead they demand bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman be extradited to Mexico to face kidnapping charges. How screwed up is that? Hey, how about this, Mexico? You send a few bounty hunters here and take back a few thousand of the criminals who have snuck into the country illegally and we'll call it even.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARBULLETIN.COM
"Dog, The Family Speaks," an exclusive interview about Duane "Dog" Chapman's arrest Thursday, airs at 7 p.m. today on A&E.
There are literally thousands of illegal Mexicans in our prisons for everything from drug dealing to murder. But instead of thanking us for housing and feeding their scumbags, they want us to send Dog Chapman back to Mexico when all he did was save their women from being victimized by convicted rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in 2003. That's muy loco, bruddah.
DOG WAS arrested by U.S. marshals last week for extradition proceedings but let out on bail. The Hawaii-based bounty hunter has become something of a celebrity and hero on the mainland because of his show, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" on A&E. Many Hawaii residents consider him something of a cartoon figure, racing around in his black leather vest and boots.
It's high drama for TV, even though most of the guys he catches are minor criminals who missed a court date and are usually hanging out at the beach with a beer when Dog and the A&E cameras show up. Local people laugh when Dog does things like call Ala Moana Beach Park "the gates of hell" and the place where many people are killed. Ala Moana Park? It's probably the safest park in the country. We understand his need to create drama, just not his need to try to speak pidgin, which makes locals cringe.
Dog is fighting being sent back to Mexico, as he should. For some reason, his wife, Beth, tried to block cameras as he left the courthouse last week, making him look like a criminal instead of a hero. I suspect she thought his hair looked a little mussed after a night in the slammer. That's TV.
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