Dog the Bounty Hunter Makes Legal Threat Against Hecklers Accusing Him of Assault

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Dog the Bounty Hunter has hit back at accusation that he assaulted a teen at the Denver Airport. The reality TV star is under investigation after the teen’s father claims Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman, shoved his son during a heated exchanged at the airport last week.

It reportedly began as the teen approached Dog and his wheelchair-bound wife Beth Chapman when they landed in Colorado last Friday, November 30. The father claims his 17-year-old son asked Dog for a photo, but the latter got upset and put a closed fist into the kid’s chest and pushed him away. That’s when things got escalated.


In a video obtained by The Blast, the father yelled at Dog who was entering an elevator with his wife, “You put your hands on my son.” Another threatened to “beat your ass,” while someone else was heard saying the N-word at Dog. Someone additionally screamed at Dog to “suck my d**k.”

Dog replied, “Let’s go outside, brah,” while a woman, presumably Beth, was heard saying, “Get security.”

A source close to Dog shares another side of the story, claiming that the teen was the first to harass the couple. The teen reportedly told him, “Hey Dog, I got a bounty on my head what the f**k you gonna do about it.” When Dog told the kid that his wife was sick and he didn’t want to mess around, the teen reportedly began insulting Beth by saying, “Tell that fat b***h to get out of her chair. I’ll cut her in half.”

But Dog denies that he put his hand on the kid. His attorney Andrew B. Brettler says in a statement to PEOPLE, “There was no assault. A young man approached Dog at the Denver Airport in a very hostile and aggressive manner, clearly looking to start trouble. He insulted Dog and Beth, hurled racial slurs at Dog, and threatened to ‘cut’ Beth if she could ‘get out of her wheelchair.’ The Chapmans attempted to distance themselves from this individual, but he followed them to the elevator where he continued to shout profanities at them.”

“The Chapmans called for airport security. Eventually they were able to get in their vehicle without further incident,” Brettler continues. “According to the Denver P.D., airport surveillance footage show this individual was the aggressor and that Dog did not assault him, as alleged.” Bettler adds that “the Chapmans intend to press charges against this individual and his father for harassment and for disturbing the peace.”

A Denver Police Department media relations officer confirms that police received a report about the alleged assault and they’re still investigating the matter. No arrests have been made at this time.

Beth returned to Colorado after she underwent a surgery in L.A. to remove a large mass from her throat. After the surgery, doctor found that her throat cancer has returned. Dog said his wife wanted to return home against doctor’s advice to stay in the hospital.

“She’s much more comfortable now she can breathe, but she just wanted to come back to Colorado, she loves it here,” Dog said earlier this month. “They told us they didn’t want her to leave the hospital, but she was adamant, she just wanted to be home.”

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