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Robert Turner, a 37-year-old bounty hunter, was looking for a woman wanted for failure to appear in court. But the address she gave was an old one, and the home he entered now belongs to a police officer.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060128/D8FDCG9GC.html

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Turner arrived at the home and saw a police car parked in the driveway, but assumed it belonged to a neighbor.
He thought there was a cop next door, but broke into the house anyway?

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Originally posted by candy from Ron Mexico:
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Turner arrived at the home and saw a police car parked in the driveway, but assumed it belonged to a neighbor.
He thought there was a cop next door, but broke into the house anyway?
If'n I'm about to break into a house of someone who's neighbor is a cop and who's apparently on good enough terms to allow them to use my driveway I'd think twice.

And after getting into the house and finding the bagdge... at that point I think I'd cut my losses and split- NOT leave a friggin' business card!

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The scary part of this for me is that the cop's two daughters were at home hiding in a bedroom as this "bounty hunter" searched the house. Talk about trauma for those poor girls!

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It still amazes me that this "profession" is legal in the United States.

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I hope it is outlawed eventually. Just My Not So Humble Opinion.

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I always thought bounty hunters were something Hollywood had made up to give them storylines until I saw an episode of Take this job, and realised that they actually exist. I find the idea... strange.

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Ok..I'm confused on what people think is wrong with bounty-hunters. Bail bondsmen risk a lot of money in their job and stand to lose it if they wait for the cops to capture the fugitives, if they ever do.

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Plus, without them we wouldn't have the hilarious Stephanie Plum novels, by Janet Evanovich.

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quote:
Originally posted by pinqy:
Ok..I'm confused on what people think is wrong with bounty-hunters. Bail bondsmen risk a lot of money in their job and stand to lose it if they wait for the cops to capture the fugitives, if they ever do.

The idea of non-law-enforcement people running around catching criminals is just weird to me. I don't think Australia has anything like bail bondsmen either, so the need for private citizens to run around after criminals is foreign to me too.

Police work within a set of rules and regulations and are accountable for their actions. Bounty hunters may well have a similar set of rules, but if they feel they are able to break into houses at will, they don't seem to be as constrained by those rules as a law enforcement officer.

Put it down to a difference in culture.

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quote:
Originally posted by pinqy:
Ok..I'm confused on what people think is wrong with bounty-hunters. Bail bondsmen risk a lot of money in their job and stand to lose it if they wait for the cops to capture the fugitives, if they ever do.

pinqy

I have no problem with bounty hunters per se, it's the lack of licensing, standards, background checks, training, certification, oversight, supervision, etc, etc.

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Originally posted by Aimee Evilpixie:
Plus, without them we wouldn't have the hilarious Stephanie Plum novels, by Janet Evanovich.

Exactly!!! I love those!!!

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