(PatriotWise.com)- Dog the Bounty Hunter, the celebrity bounty hunter who has made a living and a career out of televising his escapades hunting people on the run, has reportedly received thousands of hotline tips as he searches for Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of murdered YouTube star Gabby Petito.
Laundrie went missing from his parent’s home in Florida and hasn’t been seen since, prompting Dog the Bounty Hunter to launch his own parallel search and investigation with law enforcement.
Speaking to Newsmax on Thursday, “Dog” said that his operation has so far received more than 2,000 calls. He said that he isn’t passing on all the tips to police as law enforcement refuses to share information – but it’s important to note that not all of these 2,000 tips are hugely valuable.
Dog said that he is effectively doing the same thing as law enforcement, but that he isn’t paying much attention to them and they aren’t paying much attention to him.
“After 45 years, I don’t call the police, they’re usually called on me…so I don’t know what they’re doing,” he added.
"We're getting calls like crazy. I think the success of this bounty hunt is going to be the tip line." @DogBountyHunter gives an update on the search for Brian Laundrie in the Gabby Petito case. @seanspicer @LyndsayMKeith https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO pic.twitter.com/n5mPatFIj1
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 30, 2021
So far, around 20% of the tips Dog has received are “good leads.” He told Newsmax viewers that if they have any information about where Laundrie may be hiding, they can communicate with his team on the 833-TELL-DOG hotline.
He also made it clear that the main goal was catching Laundrie, and he doesn’t care who gets the credit.
In a statement shared with the New York Post, his team said that Dog “does not care who brings him in, just that he is apprehended.”
The Gabby Petito story turned the world upside down. Laundrie returned home from a highly-publicized cross-country trip without his girlfriend, which was part of a YouTube video series, on September 1. 10 days later, Petito was reported missing and her body was discovered in Wyoming, with authorities determining that she was murdered.
Laundrie is not wanted on murder charges, but is considered a person of interest in the case.
Although, if he’s going to this extent to hide…it probably tells you something…