Brian Laundrie’s mother called the cops on Dog the Bounty Hunter — even though the fugitive chaser is helping in the search to find her missing son, new audio reveals.
Dispatch audio has emerged of Roberta Laundrie siccing the cops on TV personality Duane Lee Chapman, who was seen Saturday banging on the door of the North Port, Florida, home where Brian and his girlfriend Gabby Petito lived, Fox News reported.
“The female, Roberta… called in on 911,” a dispatcher is heard saying, adding that the caller “referenced a situation with the male,” according to the network.
Chapman told Fox News that he had spoken with police before he arrived at the Laundrie home.
“It’s a shame they wouldn’t speak with us. The police said we were welcome to knock on the door so we did. I wanted to tell the Laundries that our goal is to find Brian and bring him in alive,” he told the outlet Monday.
Police spokesman Josh Taylor told Fox News that they handled the 911 call like the agency would have all others.
“We’ve been called to the house numerous times for all sorts of issues: media, protesters, celebrity searchers,” he said. “It’s not something normal. If the family calls and is concerned, we will respond like we would for anyone.”
Chapman, 68, told The Post that he’s received hundreds of tips on his 833-TELLDOG hotline – many of which point to Laundrie being somewhere along the Appalachian trail where he was known to camp for months at a time.
Laundrie, 23, vanished Sept. 14, three days after Petito’s family reported her missing. Her body was found Sept. 19 at a campground in Wyoming’s Bridger Teton National Forest, not far from Grand Teton National Park.
The FBI has issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie, based on his suspected use of Petito’s debit card on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, presumably as he drove back to Florida in Petito’s van.
He is the only person of interest in the death of Petito that the FBI has named.
Laundrie’s parents have denied any knowledge of or involvement in his disappearance.