Tim Chapman Buck Naked troubles: innocent changing of juiced clothing, or lewd act?
Tim, a sidekick of TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, turned himself in to authorities Friday after a shopping center security guard reported seeing him naked in his pickup truck, performing a lewd act, police said.
But Tim Chapman's lawyer insists his client spilled juice on himself and was just changing clothes Thursday night.
Tim Chapman and the security guard obviously didn't see eye-to-eye about the event.
In fact, Chapman, according to the guard, tried to get "up close and personal" with him--with his truck.
The guard told Chapman to put on his clothes and get out of the truck, police said. After dressing, Chapman started his truck and drove over a sidewalk, nearly hitting the guard, then drove off, police said.
Fame has its benefits.
And its drawbacks.
The guard told police that "he recognized Chapman from Duane Chapman's show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and that he was performing an unspecified lewd act."
The story goes on to state that Duane Chapman and Tim Chapman are not related.
That was buried in the sixth or seventh paragraph.
Tim Chapman's attorney, Brook Hart, came to the rescue--as attorneys are wont to do--and said it was all a misunderstanding.
"It was simply a man who wet his pants with orange juice inadvertently and was changing them, doing nothing wrong at all and believing he had sufficient privacy to do it," Hart said.
Police said they were still investigating the matter. There's no word on whether they plan to charge Chapman, 42.
Several questions leaped to mind after reading this.
Was Tim Chapman alone?
What was the lewd act?
Does it matter if you're in the privacy of your own pick-up truck?
What attracted the security guard's attention?
Meanwhile, life goes on for the millions of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" fans who face another day without their favorite show.
As one person put it, "Maybe the security guard will investigate that one".
Don't hold your breath.
Da Kine, in da Sunshine
We realize that Tim Chapman is accused of almost running over someone.
But it was only a security guard, after all.
UPDATE: 8 am - Attempted Murder?
From Private Officer:
One of the stars of the reality TV show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” was arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder and indecent exposure.
Police checked Tim Chapman’s Hawaii Kai home, but were told he’s separated from his wife and has been living out of his truck. Then around 2:30 this afternoon, Tim Chapman turned himself in to Honolulu police.Chapman’s attorney Brook Hart says it’s all a misunderstanding. “Tim Chapman was driving in the Ala Moana, Kapioplani Blvd. area when he inadvertently spilled some orange juice, orange drink or liquid in his lap, and he got all wet so looked for a place for some privacy,” said Brook Hart, Tim Chapman’s attorney.Hart says Tim Chapman was not performing lewd acts.”He was merely changing from one pants to another when a security guard came and yelled at him to get out of his car. Tim panicked and drove over the curb and left the area,” said Hart.Tim Chapman was booked on suspicion of indecent exposure, and attempted murder for nearly running over the security guard. Although, police say he may be charged with terroristic threatening instead. Tim Chapman remains at the Honolulu Police Department’s main cell block tonight, pending charges.
Nothing at this time on the attempted murder charge anywhere else but this one source.
Source: Private Officer - Breaking News
Source: Bounty Hunter sidekick Caught Naked in Truck; Says He was Changing Wet Clothes
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