Tim Dodges Felony Charges

Tim Chapman Still Faces Indecent Exposure Charges

POSTED: 4:22 pm HST January 29, 2009
UPDATED: 4:56 pm HST January 29, 2009

Tim Chapman, better known as “Dog” the Bounty Hunter’s sidekick on the reality television show, will not face felony charges after being arrested for fondling himself in a truck at Ala Moana Center last January.A circuit court judge threw out the felony terroristic threatening charges Thursday, but Chapman still faces charges of indecent exposure. Chapman’s defense attorney used forensic evidence and expert analysis to argue that the reality television star was trying to clean up spilled orange juice from his lap using baby wipes.


A conviction for indecent exposure could affect Chapman’s child custody battle with his ex-wife

One Charge Dropped on Tim Chapman

We have a media report that the judge has dropped a major charge against Tim Chapman. It appears things are looking more positive and the case is weak at best.

Judge drops one of two charges against Tim Chapman

Bounty hunter Timothy Chapman — sidekick of Duane “Dog” Chapman — has been acquitted of a terroristic threatening charge but is still on trial for indecent exposure.

Circuit Judge Richard Perkins this morning granted defense lawyer Brook Hart’s motion for a judgment of acquittal on the threatening charge.

Chapman, who is not related to Duane Chapman, was arrested a year ago after a witness reported seeing him fondling himself while sitting in a pickup truck at Ala Moana Center.

The threatening charge grew from allegations that Chapman nearly ran over a security guard who had come to investigate the fondling allegation.

Attorney Hart has said that Chapman was changing clothes in the truck after spilling orange juice on his pants and left the area quickly after security personnel arrived.

Credit for this story goes to our friends at The Honolulu Advertiser.

Tim Chapman MSNBC Report

Dog’ Sidekick On Trial For Indecent Exposure

Bounty Hunter’s Sidekick Allegedly Fondled Self

 
  

HONOLULU – A sidekick of bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman went on trial Monday. He was charged with indecent exposure and terroristic threatening.

Defendant Tim Chapman blamed orange juice and the bounty hunters’ wife for unusual but not illegal behavior.

The 37-year-old woman said she saw him fondling himself in his truck at Ala Moana center. Security guard Jason Wessel said he recognized Chapman from the show despite an unflattering angle.

“I saw the male’s rear end,” Wessel said.

Chapman’s lawyer Brook Hart said Chapman was hiding as best he could while wiping spilled orange juice off himself in the cramped truck. He highlighted inconsistencies in the security guards story.

Chapman was charged with felony terroristic threatening because the guard said he swerved menacingly toward him to get away.

Chapman’s lawyer said he didn’t flee the parking lot because he was afraid of the wrath of the law. What he was really afraid of was the wrath of Beth Chapman.

At the time bounty hunter television franchise was on hiatus after racist remarks by Duane “Dog” Chapman and Beth warned cast members to stay away from bad publicity. Hart said the guard talked about calling a television station.

Beth Chapman is on the witness list along with experts on traffic accidents

Tim Chapman Trial Update

Chapman trial focuses on his behavior in car

By Star-Bulletin staff 

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2009

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Reality television show star Timothy Chapman will demonstrate how he wiped spilled orange juice off his groin area while seated in his pickup truck last year near Ala Moana Center, defense attorney Brook Hart said.

Chapman, a cast member of the cable television show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” is on trial in state court on charges of indecent exposure and terroristic threatening for allegedly masturbating in a bank parking lot and driving his truck toward a security guard before fleeing. He is not related to the show’s main star, Duane “Dog” Chapman.

 

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A side kick of bounty hunter Duane Dog Chapman was charged with indecent exposure and terroristic threatening.

 

 

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In court yesterday, witness Kimberly Lum testified that when she walked past the front of Timothy Chapman’s truck, she saw a male masturbating in the front seat. She said she did not see his face, but she described his actions graphically in court. 

Ala Moana security officer Jason Wessel testified that when he arrived at the parking lot in response to Lum’s report of a male fondling himself, Chapman was moving from the front seat of the truck to the back seat.

According to Hart, Chapman was on his way to Ala Moana Center Jan. 3, 2008, when he spilled some orange juice on himself, primarily on the crotch of his pants.

He said Chapman turned into the Bank of Hawaii Ala Moana branch parking lot to wipe himself off and change trousers in the back seat of his pickup.

Because there was a child seat on one side and a container of clothing on the other, Hart said Chapman had to sit on the back seat’s center console to wipe himself off. He had to change trousers twice, Hart said, because the first pair was too big and he could not find a belt.

When he changed a second time, Hart said, Chapman realized he did not wipe himself off completely the first time so did so again.

Hart attempted to discredit Lum’s testimony by asking her a number of blunt questions about masturbation, including one that was thrown out by Judge Richard Perkins.

Hart said he will present testimony from an expert who examined Chapman’s trousers and confirmed the presence of orange juice.

He said he will also present testimony from a traffic reconstruction expert to confirm Chapman’s claim that he was not trying to run over Wessel. Hart said Chapman turned his front wheels in Wessel’s direction to avoid hitting a newspaper vending machine and a pillar before jumping a curb and driving onto a sidewalk to flee

 

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Carrot Top To Appear on Dog

Double The Trouble

Mona Wood, who functions as Dog Chapman’s local publicist, a challenging task, is back from Vegas, where she did two improbable things. One, win a little money. And, two, end up backstage at the Carrot Top show, where she reports the odd-looking, red-haired comedian “is actually pretty normal.”

Turns out Carrot Top is a big Dog fan. Wood put him in touch, and as soon as he gets a break, the comic is going to fly out and do a “Dog the Bounty Hunter” episode. If you see him and Dog coming (and how could you not spot them?), I advise you to run.

Editor’s Note:  I just threw up a little in my mouth

Deep Thoughts By Dog

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American bounty hunter and bail bondsman Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman gave an interview with Esquire that could yield a book of quotes to stand alongside the best of them. Among the accumulated wisdom the 55 year-old shares are:

-“My grandfather told me years ago, “Watch your fantasies, because you’re the kind of person who will live them.”

-“Selling a vacuum cleaner to a farmer is like trying to sell the devil a match.”

-“The closest thing to hell on earth is prison. It’s the worst experience I’ve ever had in my life. Besides death.”

-“When I look in the mirror, I’d rather be studly than sexy. Matt Lauer can be sexy. I’ll be studly.”

-“I speak to animals a lot. Crows will come to me. I’m like that.”

-“We as men need to make sure our women are fully satisfied. I went to a marriage counselor one time — I was young, she was beautiful — and I told her, “I just stay on longer because I want the girl to get off first, and then I want to touch them and love them.” Within two weeks, I was screwing the sex therapist, right? No — this is a true story!”

-“If I could bring my daughter back, I’d hold a snuff can over a bear’s ass for five years in a Texas prison.”

Chapman — who was a gang member with 18 convictions for armed robbery, which he insists he’s innocent of — launched his reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter in August, 2004 .