Charges dropped against Beth Chapman, accused of calling Colorado girl "slut"

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Dog and Beth Chapman.
Chalk up another win for Duane "Dog" and Beth Chapman, two of the biggest celebrities from this celebrity-starved state. First, the bounty hunter and his bride took on A&E, the home of Dog the Bounty Hunter for eight seasons, and cut a new deal with CMT -- which just renewed their new show, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, for a second season.

And now the District Attorney's Office in Colorado Springs has dismissed harassment accusations made by a teenage girl against Beth Chapman.

Duane Chapman got his start in the bounty-hunting business here in Denver, and Beth was an investigator who helped on several early Westword stories. But they went global when they became the stars of Dog the Bounty Hunter, a reality show in which they chased bad guys from their new home base in Hawaii.

The Chapmans still have a home and other ties here in Colorado, though, and on July 10 they were on vacation at Monument Lake when a car sped by. A young male was driving; the teenage girl was riding shotgun, and she and Beth Chapman had an exchange in which Beth reportedly called the girl a "slut" and a "whore." She also called 911, after seeing that one of the people in the other car had a gun. But the girl made a call to local police, too, and the result was Beth Chapman being charged with verbal harassment.

But now the DA's office in Colorado Springs has dismissed that charge. "From the onset of this matter," reports Gary Lozow, Beth Chapman's attorney, "Ms. Chapman, who cooperated with with the District Attorney's Office, has been resolute about her innocence of any criminal wrongdoing. Beth Chapman will always aggressively protect her family. The dismissal of the misdemeanor charge is welcomed and appropriate."

Filming for the next season of Dog and Beth: On the Hunt will begin in January. For this series, they take their show on the road, leaving Hawaii and joining forces with their son, Leland, to support and advise fellow bondsmen and bounty hunters across the country, as they hunt down some of America's most dangerous criminals.

Slutty teenage girls in Monument not included.

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stuka1
stuka1

OK, the kid may even be a "slut", but Mrs. Doggy is a fat, sweaty, disgusting bleach-blonde trailer-trash cow and the kid can change.

tony514
tony514

if i fancey my self as a super hero does that mean i am a super hero that can act up and not get in trouble? hell no it don't  i say stick her in the back of the police car and offer her a smoke on the way to jail in the back seat of the police car and then give her a nice pep talk about acting up and her challenges shes gonna face with anger and then book her.

Marcus Tompkins
Marcus Tompkins

Charged over name calling? taking the libel/slander a little too far. what a shame

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

Can Mrs Dog...a bitch by definition...be charged for dreadful die job being displayed in public?

Mel Ćurković
Mel Ćurković

What's wrong with calling someone a slut for being a jerk? Non sense, why is this news?

Anthony Anrig
Anthony Anrig

Bernadette Trujillo do your homework. TV is one thing but real life is another. I hate driving by 25th and sheridan and seeing an entire retail store dedicated to those white trash idiots. The way they say "Bruddah" like they're from Hawaii or some shit appalls me. I'd rather see them on cops getting busted for a domestic issue than panhandling their idiotic show to people like your dimwitted ass.

Jan Tkachuk
Jan Tkachuk

Oh for GAWD SAKE!! Sticks and stones ... get over it, and move on people!! You're all so perfect, aren't you!!! GROW UP AND EVOLVE!!

Kendra Bell
Kendra Bell

Beth always has a shitty attitude. She thinks she's above the law. Power trip.

Jordana Sturaro
Jordana Sturaro

Yes, and not because I give a shit about these people, but because the idea of getting a misdemeanor for calling someone a "slut" is ludicrous.

Mark Bixler
Mark Bixler

the whole family is just a waste time

Dan Radom
Dan Radom

who really cares. these people aren't news.

Hector Pulido
Hector Pulido

Dog is a man on the run from Mexico he is wanted the only reason he's is here is because he got out on bond and never returned

Rebecca Repp
Rebecca Repp

No way! They think they are above the law. I can't stand them!

Odnum Garcia
Odnum Garcia

he has more wrinkles on his face them my ball sack... and she is a fat big thing..aka fat ugly bitch..

Odnum Garcia
Odnum Garcia

... I do not like these Bitches... White trash all the way...

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

Goin to have to remember to keep my windows up. It's impossible not to get road rage with the morons on the roads in Colorado.

Anthony Anrig
Anthony Anrig

Did Rupert Murdoch buy out Westword? Stop turning it into the NY Post.

4foxy.illuminati
4foxy.illuminati

"Ms. Chapman, who cooperated with with the District Attorney's Office, has been resolute about her innocence of any criminal wrongdoing. Beth Chapman will always aggressively protect her family. The dismissal of the misdemeanor charge is welcomed and appropriate."

Yeah, the bitch says she's innocent so it must be true, right?

Mary Gould
Mary Gould

lol, how nasty can these two get. . .

Michelle Moore
Michelle Moore

Oh well....she still makes more $$$ than this girl

Sarah Morehead
Sarah Morehead

hehehe! And don't think I don't know exactly what "darn things" she can or can't do.....doo doo dee doo doo. lol! I'm sure Bobby Brown loves the extra free publicity from the show.

Nick Najdowski
Nick Najdowski

all these broads be hatin'. but probaby your hubby would give ya-up to motorboat them fine chesticles.

Michelle Moore
Michelle Moore

I only watched "dog" to see what ripped up tee Beth would flash next. How does she do a darn thing with those talons? Whew!

Sarah Morehead
Sarah Morehead

lol! They are on the D list of some pseudo "celebrity" list and all of a sudden think it is ok to act like jerks and then just get so shocked when they get into trouble. I'm not even sure people that dumb realize that they are on tv so others can make fun of them, not because they are "cool". Idiocy is clearly more entertaining!

Cory Thomas
Cory Thomas

you need to get off the ice and find the lord!!!! Want a smoke before I take you in, bra??

Jason Beck
Jason Beck

No matter how much they pray or act like their decent people their still trash.

Peter Navarro
Peter Navarro

the only thing that should have been dropped is an anvil on her head

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