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Duane "Dog" Chapman Unleashed From Federal Custody

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Duane "Dog" Chapman bounty hunter and reality TV star is released from federal custody in Honolulu late Friday afternoon Duane "Dog" Chapman bounty hunter and reality TV star is released from federal custody in Honolulu late Friday afternoon
Brook Hart Brook Hart

by Beth Hillyer

HONOLULU (KHNL) - After 36 hours in custody, Duane "Dog" Chapman is out on bail Friday night, along with son Leland and fellow bounty hunter Tim Chapman.

Dog walked out around dinner time, but there are plenty of strings attached.

Bail for all three totals $500,000 and they will have to wear electronic tracking devices.

Dog walks out to fans and a media frenzy.

"Listen we are glad for our support everyone who loves us very much. If it wasn't for the people who love us we don't know what would have happened. We love America," he said outside the courtroom.

Dog also sends a message.

"The federal marshall treated us with respect, but let me tell you you never want to go to a federal prison cause it's terrible," he said.

His bail is $300,000 while Leland and Tim Chapman's bail was one hundred thousand dollars each

Inside federal court, the Dog sat in shackles.

Prosecutors fought to keep him locked up but Dog's lawyer convinced the judge to set Dog free.

"They are not at risk to flee because they all live here, they have families, they have regular employment and among other things a big obligation to employer A & E," said attorney Brook Hart.

There are conditions.

They will remain under house arrest when not working and they'll wear electronic tracking devices.

"I believe the judge had the intention of allowing them to continue occupations both as actors and bail bond operators," Hart said.

Dog says he appreciates all the support.

"I am very glad to be out. Thank you," he told us.

And fans are happy he is free.

"We are happy he is going home to his family," said fan Shannon McNamara. "It'd be good to see him catch more bad guys."

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