Dog story

Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman makes his living hunting down people – but for weeks he has been unable to find his own son!

Christopher Chapman, 38, Dog’s oldest boy, recently disappeared, sending his family into a panic.

The son of the A&E reality star gained national attention after appearing on “Larry King Live” in 2007 to defend his father against charges of racism.

“We’re worried sick,” Gloria Hecht, Christopher’s adoptive mother, told The ENQUIRER.

“Christopher got married over a year ago in Colorado, and then he ended up in jail for 90 days for traffic violations. His wife, Christa Allen, moved to New Jersey, where she has family. When Chris got out, she came back to Colorado, picked him up and they disappeared.

“All we want is to know for sure that he is in one piece and that he’s doing OK. His father is totally scared, because Christopher has a bad habit of getting himself into serious trouble.”

Gloria adopted Christopher when he was 5 years old, after Christopher’s mother, Debbie White, committed suicide.

In 1994, Dog learned that Christopher was his child, and approached Gloria, offering to help with the youngster. Christopher was featured on early episodes of Dog’s show, but the father and son soon clashed as Christopher continually found himself in trouble.

The pair later reconciled, and Christopher vehemently defended Dog when the TV star was caught on tape making racist slurs.

Gloria said, “Dog told me, ‘We have to find out where he is. Even if he doesn’t want anything to do with us, we have to know that he’s safe. I have to do something!’

“Christopher has been involved with some pretty rough characters over the years, and who knows what may have happened to him.

“Dog’s on his trail now, and I’m just praying that he can track Christopher down.”