Dog's sidekick Tim Chapman arrested for alleged indecent exposure, terroristic threatening.
Prosecutors charged bounty hunter Timothy Chapman with first-degree terroristic threatening and indecent exposure, a spokesman for the Honolulu prosecutor’s office said.
Police and prosecutors said security guards recognized Chapman from the realty television series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” when they responded to a report of a man in a vehicle fondling himself at a parking lot at Ala Moana Center at about 9 p.m. yesterday.
Police said the guard instructed Chapman to put his clothes on and step out of the vehicle.
He then jumped to the front and got in the driver’s seat and turned toward the security officer, said Jim Fulton, spokesman for the city prosecutor’s office. He allegedly accelerated the truck and jumped the curb onto the sidewalk.
The security guard had to jump out of the way, Fulton said.
Chapman, 42, was initially arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and indecent exposure.
His lawyer, Brooke Hart, said the incident was a misunderstanding.
Hart said Chapman spilled juice or soda on his pants and went to the back seat of his truck, which has dark tinted windows, to change his pants when security guards started yelling at him to get out.
He said Chapman, to avoid negative publicity, made the mistake of attempting to drive away. Hart said he had no intent of terrorizing or threatening anyone.
“It was simply a man who wet his pants with orange juice inadvertently and was changing them, doing nothing wrong at all and believing he had sufficient privacy to do it,” Hart said.
Chapman works with Duane “Dog” Chapman and is a co-star on the reality television show. Even though they share the same last name, they are not related.
A&E television network put the Chapman show on hold indefinitely in early November after the release of a private phone conversation in which Duane Chapman repeatedly used a racial slur to describe his son’s girlfriend.