Duane Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, has announced that he will be joining the manhunt for Brian Laundrie, saying he has received over 1000 leads and will start tracking him within 48 hours.
Chapman said he was already in Florida on a honeymoon with his wife, so he will not have to travel far to join the search.
A representative for Chapman told the media that he is merely volunteering his services and will fully cooperate with police, Global News Canada reported.
Chapman revealed to the media some of his assumptions about where he believes Brian Laundrie could be hiding.
“I think he’s young enough, not an experienced criminal, but what is his greatest experience?” he said. “Outdoorsman … that’s what he does the best. I don’t think he can shoplift, live on the run, live in cheap hotels.”
“On a one-to-10 he’s probably a six, compared to the outdoorsmen and some of the guys I’ve captured,” the professional bounty hunter stated.
Dog the Bounty Hunter set up his own anonymous tip line at (833)-TELL-DOG, and the calls are allegedly coming in fast succession.
“I’m chasing several leads,” he told the Daily Mail. “We’ve got a lot of leads. I can’t tell you more but we are getting leads every ten minutes.”
“We’ve gotten over a thousand leads,” he told Fox during an interview on Monday. “So we’re going through all those leads.”
“It’s incredible pictures of him here, they’re here,” the bounty hunter continued. We’re going through all those leads right now.”
“I would say within 48 hours, we probably will have a location where we start the tracking at,” he added.
Fox obtained footage that showed Chapman arriving at the Laundrie residence on Sept. 25, armed with a warrant.
“The reason I went to Mr. Laundrie (Brian’s father) is I carry a reputation with me,” he explained. “The reputation is, ‘He gives you a second chance. He’s gonna get you, but he gives you a second chance.'”
“I know what the victims feel like,” he pointed out.
“The dad can still reach out to me, through social media,” he added. “Let’s get the kid captured alive. Alive.”
Dog the Bounty Hunter said he’s given himself a six-week timeframe to find Laundrie.
“We had a lot of requests that I get in on this,” he revealed. “This is what I do for a living, for 45 years.”
“I will find him,” Chapman promised.