- The United States Department of Justice and the Mexican Government
- United States of America
In 2003, Duane,Leland and Tim Chapman, “Dog the Bounty Hunter on A&E,” was hot on the trail of Andrew Luster, heir of the Max Factor cosmetics fortune and convicted of 86 counts of rape. When Luster got wind of Dog’s chase, he fled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to avoid capture.
Dog and his posse, however, did not give up the pursuit. On June 16th, 2003 Dog captured Luster and brought him to the U.S, where he was immediately jailed and later sentenced to 124 years in jail.
In Mexico, bounty hunting is a crime, After his arrest there Dog had a court date set in Mexico for July 15th, 2003 but failed to appear. Fast forward three years to 6:30 am, September 14th, 2006 and Dog and his posse are in the custody of U.S. Marshall’s, facing extradition to Mexico and eight years in prison for capturing a dangerous American rapist.
We, the undersigned, call upon The United States Department of Justice and the Mexican Government to realize that, although he did commit an offense by engaging in the practice of bounty hunting in Mexico, Duane Chapman was in fact serving the people of both countries by capturing a dangerous American criminal, and thereby deserves a FULL Pardon.
The PARDON Duane 'the Dog', Leland and Tim Chapman petition to The United States Department of Justice and the Mexican Government was written by Peter and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.