Bounty Hunter Arrested After Mistakenly Targeting Police Chief

A bounty hunter in Arizona attempted to take down someone who he thought was a fugitive. However, it was the bounty hunter who got arrested... because the target was actually not the person he was looking for.

The bounty hunter and other armed bail bondsmen were trying to corner a fugitive from Oklahoma. According to NY Daily News, the bounty hunter and his men were outside the home of Joseph Yahner, Phoenix Police Chief.

The reason why the bounty hunter and the other men showed up at the cop's house is because they received an erroneous tip via social media. The incident was captured on film, and at one point in the video an unidentified man shouted for the occupant of the house to open their door.

Police ended up responding to a disturbance call and, when they arrived at the scene, they discovered the bounty hunter and other members from two bond recovery companies, with one of them being NorthStar Fugitive Recovery and the other being Delta One Tactical Recovery.

Police said the two companies received a false tip that claimed the person the bounty hunter was looking for was at the chief of police's home. Police say that when the bounty hunter and the other men were told the man they were looking for wasn't there, as well as being told that they needed to leave, they refused to do so, according to WTSP.

Members of the party were banging on the door and demanding that Yahner exit the home. Police said that at least one bondsman was armed. Also, nobody at the chief's house matched the description of the man the bounty hunter was looking for.

Brent Farley, the owner of NorthStar Recovery, was arrested on a count of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump said that there were a lot of things that went wrong, not to mentioned that the bounty hunter and the others refused to leave the chief's property.

In other bounty hunter news, perhaps the world's most famous bounty hunter, Dog the Bounty Hunter, said that he was not interested in apprehending El Chapo. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Dog the Bounty Hunter said that El Chapo is out of his league.

Dog The Bounty Hunter, real name, Duane Chapman, prefers to stick in the United States when it comes to bounty hunting. The famous bounty hunter was once arrested while in Mexico and this is because bounty hunting is illegal there.

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