Hawaii sues 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' business for £26,000


Hawaii's attorney general has said Dog the Bounty Hunter reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman's bail bonds business owes the state around £26,472 ($35,000).

Attorney General Doug Chin said his office is suing Da Kine Bail Bonds for money it promised to pay when the company's clients skipped court.

Duane's publicist said she is working on releasing a statement on his behalf.

Duane and Beth in 2013
Duane and wife Beth in 2013 (Frank Micelotta/AP/Press Association Images)

The state's lawsuit also names Safety National Casualty Corporation as a defendant.

According to the state, the company is the surety obligated to pay if Da Kine defaults.

Company officials didn't immediately return an after-hours phone message seeking comment to AP.

A&E series Dog the Bounty Hunter was cancelled in 2012.

Duane and his wife later started Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, which aired on Country Music Television.