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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 11:52 a.m., Monday, August 20, 2007

'Dog' captures No. 1 on New York Times best-seller list

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Dog Chapman at Barnes and Noble Kahala.

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TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman's book debuted on the New York Times best-seller list in the top spot.

Chapman's book "You Can Run But You Can't Hide" is the No. 1-selling hardcover nonfiction book in the country, according to the list published yesterday.

The newspaper's synopsis of the book says Chapman "recalls his past of abuse and addiction and describes his bounty hunts."

Chapman is the star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality show on the A&E cable channel.

He became a television star after capturing convicted rapist Andrew Luster, the Max Factor heir, in Mexico.

Mexico had been demanding that Chapman be extradited as a result of that case, charging the bounty hunter with "deprivation of liberty" of Luster. All charges were recently dismissed and Chapman's extradition was canceled. However, Chapman, his son Leland and his longtime associate Tim Chapman (no relation) are awaiting an Oct. 26 hearing in federal court on O'ahu before they'll know if charges are dismissed by the U.S. State Department.

Chapman has been on a book-signing tour the past month that's taken him across the United States and into Canada.

Mona Wood, Chapman's publicist, said the bounty hunter has set records at every book signing he and his crew have been at.

Wood said Chapman will return home for two book signings at Border's Books in Waikele on Aug. 30 and at Windward Mall on Aug. 31. He'll continue with his nationwide tour shortly after.

Season 5 of A&E's "The Bounty Hunter" will continue shooting in Hawai'i in October.