Dog the Bounty Hunter says he will join the manhunt for FBI fugitive Shawn Christy, who has threatened to kill President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, Duane Chapman, known to TV audiences as Dog the Bounty Hunter, told the Mansfield News Journal that he has been retained by a friend of the Christy family.
"I have a very hot lead," Chapman said.
Shawn R. Christy, 26, is wanted by the FBI, the U.S. Marshals, and the U.S. Secret Service for "multiple offenses." He is accused of threatening to shoot President Trump and is believed to be in the Mansfield, Ohio, area. The Journal reports that he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Chapman claims to be in contact with the fugitive. "I have delivered messages to him," he said without further detail. "My goal is not to shoot him but get him to surrender."
Chapman was already scheduled to travel to Mansfield, Ohio, on September 28 to give a talk about drug recovery. He told the Journal that this is not the first time he's gone after one of America's most wanted. "I was in Idaho last year and a guy shot a preacher in the back," Chapman said. "It was the same town I was going to, too."
"Miracles happen everyday in my life," he added. "It's a God thing."