Dog the Bounty Hunter said his tip line for the Gabby Petito case has gotten thousands of hits, but he won't share info with the police

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Dog the Bounty Hunter stated that his tip line in the Gabby Petito case has received many good leads.

He said that he is not sharing tips or coordinating with police to find Brian Laundrie.

Two weeks ago, police began searching for Laundrie (a person of interest in Petito’s case).

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Dog the Bounty Hunter stated that he is receiving many useful tips in his hunt for Brian Laundrie. He was a person of concern in the case surrounding Gabby's homicide. However, those tips are not being shared with law enforcement.

Duane Chapman is a reality TV star. He joined the search when he knocked on Laundrie's door in North Port, Florida. He urged people to give him tips.

"We're getting calls like crazy. Chapman said Thursday that he believes the bounty hunt's success will be the tip. "Over 2000 calls, and approximately 20% are positive leads."

Chapman stated that many of the calls are encouragement and suggestions. However, he said that only a fifth are actually useful.

Chapman was asked by Newsmax hosts whether he is working with law enforcement who have been looking for Laundrie since two weeks.

He stated that he couldn't call them to ask for leads and that they don't call him and say, "Hey, Dog! Where are your leads?"

Chapman stated that he doesn't usually coordinate with law enforcement.

He said, "Now, if someone is in a home and they start firing at ours, then we call Big Brother and send out SWAT and dogs to get him."

Chapman said that he believes Laundrie's still alive, but that he doesn’t have any evidence. He also claimed that Chapman is "pardon the expression" right on Laundrie's tail.

He encourages people to call 1-833-TELL DOG with any tips. For information about Petito or Laundrie, the FBI asks that you call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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Since his parents reported Laundrie missing on September 17, the authorities have been looking for him ever since. This was just days after Petito's body was discovered near Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Laundrie was staying with his parents from September 1 when he returned to his home alone from a long roadtrip he had taken with Petito, his girlfriend. Petito's family reported Petito missing on September 11.

Insider's Natalie Musumeci reported that Laundrie's parents called police to report that Chapman had first arrived at their house.

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