'Dog the Bounty Hunter,' crew involved in Lakewood car chase, suspect apprehension

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Police said reality TV star "Dog the Bounty Hunter" was involved in a car chase in Lakewood Thursday that ended in the use of non-lethal pepper balls on a suspect.

At around 1:40 p.m., officers received calls about a shooting in the 1700 block of South Pierce Street. When they arrived they found Duane "Dog" Chapman, his wife, Beth, and their bounty hunting crew had side-swiped the suspect's car to get him to stop, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

The incident was also being taped by the group's film crew for an episode of Chapman's show.

Officers said a Taser was used by the bounty hunters during their apprehension of the suspect, but no one was hurt.

"We've been in this business for a very long time, and we're very, very conscious about public safety," Beth Chapman said. "And doing this in the right way without endangering the public, you know, this is just an average day at work."

Lakewood Police told 7NEWS that they wish they would have known the crew was in their jurisdiction.

Beth Chapman said they will try to give police a heads up in the future, but Colorado's laws do not require it.

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