Dog the Bounty Hunter is considering joining search for killer who escaped from prison
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Dog the Bounty Hunter may consider looking into the search for Danelo Cavalcante, it has been reported.
The murderer hit the headlines around the world last month when he escaped form Chester County Prison, Pennsylvania, by climbing over the wall and fleeing.
Cavalcante's escape came just days after he was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend Deborah Brandao, 33, to death.
The 34-year-old is also wanted in connection with a 2017 murder in Brazil.
And now, sources close to Dog - real name Duane Chapman - have claimed he is keen to get involved and bring the convict to justice.
Reports in TMZ say the television personality is getting to grips with the case and the facts surrounding the case.
Dog's apparently also been in touch with the authorities in PA, who are working on recapturing Cavalcante and he is thinking about flying out there this week to help with their inquiries.
UNILAD has contacted Dog the Bounty Hunter for comment.
Footage of Cavalcante's escape was released by officials during a press conference on 6 September.
It shows the killer in a small passageway, looking around before bracing his hands and feet against the walls as he ‘crab-walked’ out of the camera’s view.
Having climbed the walk of an exercise yard, the prisoner then scales the roof before disappearing.
Despite the prison being fully staffed and a tower officer keeping watch over the area - Cavalcante went unnoticed.
At the press conference, the acting warden of Chester County, Howard Holland, went on to explain that staff realised what had happened during a headcount – more than an hour after his escape.
It was then that a siren sounded at around 10am.
But while the cops are yet to recapture Cavalcante, the inmate hasn't disappeared completely.
During another media event today (12 September), police confirmed to reporters that Cavalcante had actually stolen a .22 calibre rifle from a home in East Nantmeal Township yesterday (11 September).
Owners, the authorities said, fired several shots at the fugitive as he fled the scene.
However, despite it being two weeks now since he escaped, Ltn Col Bivens hit back at criticism over the lack of progress in the manhunt.
He said his team had done an 'amazing job' in tracking him down.
When asked what he thought 'had gone wrong', Bivens said: "I don’t know why you’d think something has gone wrong.
"That proverbial needle in the haystack, and they’ve located that needle repeatedly."