While Dog the Bounty Hunter ran his mouth from his home state of Hawaii about catching a man threatening to kill President Trump, the US Marshals made an arrest.
Authorities caught Shawn Christy in Ohio, wet, cold and on foot hiding between rocks in a stream bed. Christy, 27, faced a host of charges, including threats to assassinate both a local Pennsylvania prosecutor and President Trump.
Leave it to Duane Chapman to insert himself into the headlines in a search for relevance. Days before the US Marshals got their man, Dog the Bounty Hunter Chapman told a local newspaper that he was joining the manhunt. From his house in Hawaii. Sort of like O.J. Simpson searched for his ex-wife Nicole’s murderer at golf courses.
Chapman, above right, claimed to have a “hot lead” to the fugitive’s location.
“I have delivered messages to him,” he bragged to the local newspaper. “My goal is not to shoot him but get him to surrender.”
That’s pretty big talk from a “nuanced” guy who says he’s pro-gun but opposed to lead bullets.
Chapman, who’s a prohibited person following his murder conviction in 1976, can’t legally touch a firearm. Seems his pal and partner in crime “accidentally” shot and killed a man in Texas. Over a marijuana transaction gone bad.
So, not only does the Magic 8-ball read “Don’t count on it” to Dog the Bounty Hunter delivering any messages to Mr. Christy, but even more so to Chapman lawfully shooting anyone with anything other than a finger-gun.
Meanwhile, the actual authorities rounded up the would-be presidential assassin fugitive.
Shawn Christy, a New Jersey resident with a long history of violent threats against government officials, ran his mouth just a little too far back in June. On social media, he posted: “Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump.” Morganelli served as the Northampton County, PA prosecutor.
Christy’s threat earned him a federal warrant and the attention of federal agents. Suddenly Christy’s local problems with burglary and a probation violation charges became the least of his worries. While Christy continued to elude authorities and lay low, he also spouted off threats to use “full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me.”
In the end, the tough-talking fugitive surrendered like a scared little puppy piddling on itself.
Armed with a knife and a .380 pistol, Christy could have fought it out like he said he would. Instead, he surrendered “peacefully.” Like so many bullies before him, he chickened out of a fair fight.
Mr. Christy will face a federal judge Monday, September 24th.
Meanwhile, Mr. “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman will face his fifth wife Monday, awaiting his next feeble attempt at relevance in today’s world.