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Dog the Bounty Hunter convinces his son, Christopher, to go into rehab

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“Dog” Chapman, from CMT's "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" and his family had more than a birthday celebration planned. They staged an intervention for Dog’s son, Christopher Michael Hecht.

When Dog celebrated his 61st birthday on Feb. 6, 2014 with a huge surprise party planned by his wife, Beth, they had another event in mind as well. It was an intervention for Christopher to get help he needed to stop his drinking and abusive behavior.

In an exclusive interview with the National Enquirer, Dog said, “Christopher’s mom committed suicide in the ’70s while I was in a Texas prison doing 18 months. I didn’t know I had a son until I got out.”

Christopher’s past is checkered with jail time, drinking and assaulting people. He spent time in jail for “gay bashing” and for allegedly punching a blind man. In another incident, police charged him with ethnic intimidation. Christopher called an African American man the N-word. He also threw his drink on him, and threatened to beat him up.

Dog told the National Enquirer, “In 1991, I got him out of jail and he lived with me for a while but then he started drinking and his life went downhill. Over the years, if he wasn’t in prison, I was in contact with him. At one point, I made a deal with him and said, ‘If you are good for one year we can have contact with you.’ ”

Dog said that it took them four days to convince Christopher to get treatment at the Peer 1 rehab in Denver, Colorado.

Let’s hope that Christopher straightens his life out. We wish him the best and perhaps he’ll be joining Dog and Beth someday while they are out on a bounty hunt. Although, according to Dog, Christopher would like to be a counselor.

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