A reality TV star said this week he is helping locate a fugitive who threatened to kill President Donald Trump and a district attorney in Pennsylvania.
"Dog the Bounty Hunter," whose real name is Duane Chapman, told Ohio's Mansfield News Journal that he was hired by a friend of 27-year-old Shawn Christy, the fugitive, to help bring him in for arrest.
"I have a very hot lead," Chapman told the paper. "I have delivered messages to him. My goal is not to shoot him but get him to surrender."
Chapman is following the trail for Christy, who has been on the run since he threatened Trump in June by saying, "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. Remember where you came from punk."
Morganelli referred to John Morganelli, who serves as the district attorney of Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
The Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service, and the FBI are all combing the country looking for Christy. A truck he was believed to be driving crashed in Ohio last weekend. Chapman already was scheduled to speak at an event in Ohio on Sept. 28, the News Journal reported. He plans to keep searching for Christy while he's there.
The FBI has posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to Christy's arrest.
Christy also is accused of stalking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her family for several years.
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