Photos: Dog the Bounty Hunter gets into a car chase in Lakewood

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Some makers of television shows and movies need to be lured to shoot in Colorado by state incentives: Witness the folks behind a new flick set to star Ashton Kutcher. But others just show up, including Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman and his wife Beth, who've been in town for the past few weeks getting material for the new season of their CMT show Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.

Not that cops had any idea a car chase that zoomed through parts of Lakewood yesterday was bound for small screens -- or that it would end in a barrage of pepper balls.

Dakota Chapman, Dog's grandson and a regular on the show, has been documenting the family's stay in Colorado on his Instagram account, with a focus on natural wonders. Here, for instance, is a shot of Dakota, a native of Hawaii, experiencing our recent snowfall.... ...followed by a look at what he describes as his first-ever snowman.... ...and yesterday's Colorado sunset: This peaceful image came after a bit of excitement on and near the 1700 block of South Pierce Street.

According to 9News, the Chapmans were trying to round up David Anderson, a no-show in court a few weeks back, when their quarry rabbited, prompting a car chase that ended with the suspect drawing fire from a Taser and a weapon shooting pepper balls.

Shortly thereafter, the Lakewood Police Department got an inaccurate report of shots fired and responded in force, having had no heads-up that Dog and company were doing their thing -- not that the bounty hunters were required to do so, although Beth says they'll try to give officers a heads-up in the future.

The footage is expected to show up on CMT in the next few months. But here's a preview via 7News coverage of the incident.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Television & Film archive circa May 8: "Ashton Kutcher could make next movie in Colorado thanks to state film incentives."

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.