The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the case of Duane Chapman, AKA Dog the Bounty Hunter, and his son, Leland Chapman.
Leland left his father’s reality television show back in 2012, PopCulture reports. But since then, he’s made a name for himself in the bounty hunting business, starting up his own bail bond company on the Big Island of Hawai’i called Kama’aina Bail Bonds.
On Saturday, Oct. 2 Dog the Bounty Hunter’s son posted an update on the job to his Instagram page. The picture didn’t show Leland capturing any fugitives, but he was definitely dressed for the job. He sported a bulletproof vest and his bail bondsman badge as he walked up to a door.
“Come out come out wherever you are,” Leland wrote in the caption. Although the job’s serious, Leland still makes time for a little fun.
And before you ask, the person he’s tracking down in the picture does NOT appear to be Brian Laundrie. PopCulture reported that Dog the Bounty Hunter might have signed up to track down the missing man, but Leland works separately from his father. So far, he hasn’t declared that he’s joining the hunt for the 23-year-old whose girlfriend was killed last month.
Twenty-two-year-old Gabby Petito’s missing person’s case and eventual death took the world by storm recently. Authorities found her body on Sept. 19 and ruled her death a homicide shortly afterward. Brian Laundrie was traveling with her when she disappeared, and now he hasn’t been seen in almost three weeks.
While authorities haven’t charged him with anything relating to her death, they still have a warrant out for Laundrie’s arrest for fraud. He reportedly used someone else’s debit card during Petito’s disappearance.
As the FBI tracks down Laundrie’s location, Dog the Bounty Hunter also works to find the missing man.
Dog the Bounty Hunter Turns Over Evidence to Authorities
In the last week or so, Dog the Bounty Hunter’s been scouring the islands and water surrounding Fort De Soto Park near St. Petersburg, Florida.
After he started looking there, documentation emerged showing that Brian Laundrie and his family checked into the park and camped there from Sept. 6-8. Now, Dog searches for signs that Laundrie never left the park, or only left it recently.
Earlier today, The New York Post reported that Dog has now turned over some evidence to the FBI and other authorities in the search for Laundrie. He apparently hopes they can find traces of the man’s DNA on the evidence.
On Sept. 29, Dog discovered a recently used Monster can and campsite at Fort De Soto Park. But The Post did not say if Dog handed over those items or not as part of the evidence.