Hawaii-based bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman was arrested in Honolulu by federal officers and faces extradition to Mexico, reports the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Chapman, star of the A&E reality TV show “Dog, the Bounty Hunter,” is wanted in Mexico in connection with his 2003 apprehension of fugitive rapist Andrew Luster, a Max Factor cosmetics heir. Luster fled to Mexico during his trial in California for using date-rape drugs to knock out women whom he then raped and videotaped. He was convicted in absentia.
In June 2003, Chapman captured Luster as the fugitive walked out of a Mexican nightclub. (A couple that had tipped Chapman to Luster’s whereabouts said they had given the same information to the FBI, which failed to find the fugitive.) But witnesses called Mexican police, mistaking Luster’s capture for a streetfight, and the bounty hunter was arrested when he refused to turn over Luster. Under Mexican law, bounty hunting is kidnapping. Chapman fled Mexico shortly after he was released on bail from jail, and he has been wanted in Mexico ever since.