At the age of 8, he and his family ventured to Colorado to team up with his father who had just been released from the penitentiary after a lengthy murder charge stint.
By the time Leland was eight his dad was released from prison and so the story began.
By the age of 12, Dad’s bounty hunting business had really begun to take off.
Leland was naturally drawn to the high octane adrenaline action and began working with his father more often.
He was just eight years old, when his family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to reunite with his father, Duane “Dog” Chapman, who had recently been released from prison for a murder conviction.
Chapman joined a gang as a teen while residing together with his mother and was eventually sent away to live together with his dad.
A Shirtless Dog the Bounty Hunter wearing a dress on the beach in Hawaii.
The fugitive hunter and is wife and their dog were spotted spending a little down time between arrests at the Fairmont Kea Lani on the island of Maui.
At the age of seventeen, he began training in MMA and boxing until a knee injury forced him into retirement.
Born as Leland Blane Chapman on December 14, 1976, in Groom, Texas. But did not meet his father until he was eight years old, which ultimately led to his parents’ divorce.
At the age of seven, his father was sent to prison.
At first, he would stand “lookout” for dad, told to whistle if he’d seen anything…like most kids, he had trouble whistling and would have to run to dad with the news.
Other times, Leland along with his brothers and sisters, would surround fugitives with high powered flashlights while dad would convince the suspect they were surrounded by the cops, they would surrender, Dad would get the bounty and the kids would get a good laugh.