I blame Dog the Bounty Hunter for giving people the impression bounty hunters have more authority than they do,
A bounty hunter's power comes from the contract "bail agreement" they sign with their client, which includes permission to access the fugitive's residence at anytime. They certainly don't have this same agreement with any third party, unless the third party signed as a responsible party.
Under no circumstance does a bounty under have the authority to or can enter a third party's property without agreement or permission. Even if they know the fugitive is there, the third party can deny them entry and only actual badge wearing sworn law enforcement officers can enter the home with cause.
People only think bounty hunters have more power than LEOs, because that bail agreement does allow them to enter the fugitive's home forcibly anytime and under circumstances the LEO cannot, and again, only the fugitive's home.
There is a reason why there are case after case after case of bounty hunters getting arrested and charged with illegal entry, kidnapping, unlawful detainment, etc etc etc.
I honestly don't know how I'd react to being awakened like that, but depending on how the lawsuit comes out, the homeowner in this case might have done it just right.Dudes banging on the door in the middle of the night with long guns while wearing masks and theatening to kick the door down? Yeah, that would have went down a lot different at my place.
I honestly don't know how I'd react to being awakened like that, but depending on how the lawsuit comes out, the homeowner in this case might have done it just right.
Seeing the police in my yard would have tempered my response I think.
I loved that show when I was young.
Funny thing I never realized back then about "The Unknown Stuntman" theme sung by Lee Majors, an inside joke. The opening line is "I'm not the kind to kiss and tell, but I've been seen with Farah"
At the time, Lee Majors was married to Farrah Fawcett.
That I did not know. I was pretty young when that show was on, and knew little about stars and nothing about Hollywood gossip. Yeah, I can see how there's even more meaning in that line than I thought.They were pretty much done by then, as song continues... "But some how they just don't end up as mine" and "But the hardest thing I ever do is watch my leading ladies Kiss some other guy while I'm bandaging my knee". I've always inferred he was whining about that smokin' hot red one peice walking away.