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Duane Dog Chapman

Postby Fleabargin » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:46 am

What is the deal here? How can these idiot Mexicans keep this guy locked up? He is a hero!!!!
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Postby Dracofrost » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:48 am

Ummm.... would you mind explaining what you are talking about to those few uninformed ones of us who don't know what you're talking about? Like me?
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Postby Nyufrost » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:50 am

Well, yes he is ... I mean, capturing a creepy perv like Andrew Luster was a great feat.

For those who don't know, Chapman is the Hawaii-based bounty hunter who tracked and captured sex offender Luster but was in turn arrested by Mexican police for kidnapping.

In the meantime, they deported Luster back to the USA because his Visa expired. :roll:
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Postby Dracofrost » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:35 am

Well, that seems like an act of idiocy by the Mexican authorities from just that, but I'd probably be more able to make an informed opinion of the subject if I were, well, more informed. Is bounty hunting legal in mexico?
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Postby Gigafrost » Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:05 am

I believe the problem is that Mexico refuses to acknowledge that refugees that go there have broken laws here. That's why people who committ murder or something "head for the border"...I do believe that our friendly neighbors-to-the-north hand over refugees like that, although I could be wrong.

Anyways, since Mexico refuses to acknowledge crimes people have done in our country, going in there to get them would be considered kidnapping, assault, murder, whatever.

Andrew Luster apparently drugged and rapped people while here, fleeing to Mexico to avoid getting caught. The bounty hunter went to Mexico to catch him for the bounty...using only mace, apparently. Local police arrested him at an airport for kidnapping. The FBI and California police had to wait for the jack-ass Mexico officials to decide that he had illegally...as from an article "If Mexican immigration authorities confirm that he was in the country illegally, he could be deported — a quick process. Extradition proceedings would likely take longer."

I say Mexico can go to hell for being jerks. It's one thing to ignore specific crimes...it's another to ignore them all. Apparently it is perfectly fine to rape an American...at least, that's the message they're giving out.

Look...it's Dog's site...
http://www.dogthebountyhunter.com/

and luster was on his list...
http://www.dogthebountyhunter.com/MWluster.html

and here's an article...
http://news.public.findlaw.com/court_tv ... 01823.html

Nothing about the VISA status is mentioned, though, but I read that Luster was returned and is in jail for 124 years. There were mentionings that Dog shouldn't have gone over local authorities heads...this might be true...

Other articles...
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,90511,00.html
http://news.findlaw.com/ap_stories/i/11 ... 04_07.html

This one mentions how he got into bounty-hunting at the end...
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/22 ... etail.html


EDIT: And, no, Bounty Hunting is considered illegal in Mexico.
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Postby Nyufrost » Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:09 am

From what I understand, neither Mexico nor Canada will turn over a criminal who faces the death penalty in this country yet both will turn over wanted suspects who are not facing the death penalty. Luster was convicted on multiple charges of rape and was not sentenced to the death penalty.

Giga is correct in that bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico which is why Chapman was arrested.

However, I think to let a known criminal like Luster go free on such a technicality would be worse than the petty crime Chapman committed in capturing Luster. From my understanding, they deported him because he had no legal status to be in Mexico ... ie no current visa.

The crazy thing about Luster is that he kept a diary, while he was on the run in Mexico, which included reminders to himself to dye his hair and beard, a "payback" list including the names of the detectives who investigated his case and a list of pick-up lines in Spanish.

That article is HERE

Also, Draco, if you don't know who Andrew Luster is ... he is the greatgrandson of cosmetics mogul Max Factor and heir to the Max Factor fortune. Max Factor was the original Hollywood makeup artist (a trivia tidbit from my hs California History class) and the makeup empire he created is still an industry giant. Luster was a playboy who lived off a trust fund.
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