Dog the Bounty Hunter may help hunt for escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante – is ‘making calls to Pennsylvania cops’ about armed fugitive
- Cavalcante, 34, broke out of the Chester County Prison on August 31
- More than 500 police officers are searching for the convicted felon
- The Bounty Hunter has been monitoring the prisoner since his escape
The manhunt for wanted fugitive Danelo Cavalcante is escalating – and Dog the Bounty Hunter has indicated he may join in on the search.
The reality star is considering flying out to Chester County to help police officers find Cavalcante, 34, who escaped from Chester County Prison initially undetected on August 31.
The prisoner first fled into Longwood Gardens, a nearly 200-acre land that Dog is reportedly not familiar with.
Police have warned the community that Cavalcante is now armed and dangerous after breaking into a home and stealing a rifle on Monday night.
The fugitive seeker is known for the experiences chronicled during his A&E series Dog the Bounty Hunter, which ended its eight-season run in 2012.
The New York Times reported back in 2020 that he’s captured 10,000 fugitives, and that God promised to make him famous.
If he does decide to go to Pennsylvania and catch Cavalcante, it is unclear what he will do afterward.
However, due to his 1976 murder conviction, the bounty hunter cannot arrest the convicted felon – and could possibly face kidnapping charges if doing so.
It was also discovered by DailyMail.com that he is not a licensed bounty hunter or private investigator.
His first capture that gained public attention was of Andrew Luster in 2003 – a man accused of drugging and raping multiple women.
The bounty hunter faced several legal matters following the capture, including a threat of extradition to Mexico for imprisonment.
The charges were eventually dismissed in 2007 due to the statute of limitations running out.
Police had focused their search in the perimeter near the prison, where he had been spotted several times last week.
That changed after a clean-shaven Cavalcante was seen outside a former colleague’s home through a Ring doorbell camera in East Pikeland Township, before he was spotted outside a different ex co-worker’s home in nearby Phoenixville.
It was the first sighting reported since Saturday, when Cavalcante stole a van and tried contacting former coworkers before dumping the vehicle in a field.
The Owen J. Roberts School District in Chester County announced it would be closed on Tuesday as the community stays on alert.
Four schools in the neighboring Downingtown Area School District have begun keeping their activities indoors.
Cops have warned local residents that Cavalcante is extremely dangerous and urged them to lock their doors. Authorities have now raised the reward for information to $25,000.
Cavalcante is also wanted in a homicide case in his native country of Brazil, for killing student Walter Junior at a food truck stand on November 5, 2017.
It is not known if the escaped convict is likely to attempt to travel to Brazil, or if Dog would follow if he did.