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How did Dog the Bounty Hunter get his name?

DUANE Chapman goes by the name Dog the Bounty Hunter and many fans want to know where the name comes from.

Chapman recently made headlines after he joined the search for Gabby Petito's boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, saying he will find him by his 23rd birthday in November.

How did Dog the Bounty Hunter get his name?

Chapman, 68, is known an American television personality, bounty hunter, and former bail bondsman.

In a 2010 interview with The Guardian, Chapman revealed the hidden meaning behind his name.

Chapman told the media outlet: "When I was in a motorcycle gang I was made sergeant of arms. He's the smallest guy with the biggest mouth who starts all the fights. The club president called me 'God spelled backwards' because I spoke about God and I was man's best friend.

"In the bounty hunter world it turned into 'this dog can hunt.'"

What does Dog the Bounty Hunter do?

Chapman rose to fame as a bounty hunter in 2003, after his successful capture of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Mexico.

Since then, he has caught more than 10,000 fugitives according to an interview published in The New York Times back in January of 2020.

While Chapman has since devoted his life to catching fugitives, he is a criminal himself and has been convicted of robbery 18 times.

In 1976, Chapman was also convicted of first degree murder, and sentenced to five years in a Texas prison.

Did Dog the Bounty Hunter find Brian Laundrie?

On September 25, 2021, Chapman announced he was joining the search for Laundrie, who has been missing since September 14.

Chapman started his search at the Laundrie home, believing his parent's might know where he is.

Since joining the search, he has gotten thousands of tips on where he might actually be.

He recently received a tip on Monday, September 27 that the Laundrie family was seen camping in Pinellas County, Florida, at Camp de Soto and two days later, Chapman arrived at the campgrounds to search on foot.

As of September 29, 2021, Laundrie is still missing.

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