GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Colorado sheriff has a bone to pick with Duane “Dog” Chapman, star of the A&E show “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”
Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey says Chapman excessively pepper sprayed a fugitive during a scuffle and then took him into the sheriff’s office Wednesday without decontaminating the man first.
Hilkey says that put his staffers and the public in danger, while Chapman stayed outside “prancing back and forth waving his golden locks for the camera.”
The sheriff says the man was taken outside and cleaned up by medical staff before being admitted to the jail.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports authorities are not investigating the pepper spray incident.
Chapman and his team didn’t return an email seeking comment Thursday.
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