Dog the Bounty Hunter headed out on his first manhunt since his wife Beth Chapman’s death, but his son Leland ended up being hospitalised.
Leland was left badly hurt while taking down the suspect, according to The Blast. The publication initially reported Leland ‘tore his ACL’ in the incident, but issued an updated report claiming he has in fact torn his achilles tendon, located just below the calf. Dog (real name Duane), Leland and their team had been pursuing a bail jumper who has been accused of domestic violence, but things didn’t exactly go to plan and Leland could be in need of surgery.
The struggle did see him catch the accused, though, and the team were able to make their arrest. Leland is now recovering in an Alabama hospital, with a spokesperson telling AL.com that he could be out of action for the next six weeks. The arrest was reportedly caught on camera and will feature in the family’s new show Dog’s Most Wanted. It was the first manhunt Dog and Leland had carried out following Beth’s death. Beth died last month on 22 June in Hawaii, after being placed into a medically induced coma.
The reality star, best known for her A&E series Dog The Bounty Hunter with her husband, had been admitted to the intensive care unit at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Hawaii and Dog had urged his followers to ‘pray for Beth’ on Twitter.
Beth had been rushed to hospital from the Chapmans’ home in Honolulu, with a 911 call reporting a ‘choking emergency’. She had been battling cancer and chose to stop undergoing treatment in May.
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