Orange County Bail Bonds -- A fight between female bounty hunters and a convicted felon out on bail may lead to a lawsuit. Bounty hunters from Lipstick Bail Bonds, an all-female pink wearing bounty hunting team, tried to arrest Daniel Duvall at an Arby's in
Monday according to San Diego 6 News Huntington Beach
Within seconds, a violent struggle happened inside the restaurant while members of the bounty hunting team recorded video. Duvall was shot at least eight times with rubber bullets, Lipstick Bail Bonds co-owner Teresa Golt said. She also stated that she used a pepper blaster and a stun gun before Daniel Duvall escaped.
One rubber bullet broke Duvall's nose and another one hit him in the eye and blinded him, according to Attorney Dan Gillleon, a San Diego-based attorney. Gilleon said it's unclear if Duvall's sight will return.
Gilleon is asking why did they even touch him in the first place? What was the justification for using so much force ? Also, why didn’t they gave him a chance to come in voluntarily?
Teresa Golt says she took the aggressive action to arrest Daniel Duvall because of his past criminal history. Orange County Superior Court records show Duvall has pleaded guilty twice in the past for possessing a firearm as a felon, along with numerous other felony charges according to 10News
"This is a bad ass criminal. I mean he's hardcore. Just look at his dog sheet. We're not going to say, 'oh sir can you please put your hands behind your back so I can arrest you?' That isn’t going to work with this guy. This guy is hardcore, bad ass. I'm not going to get hurt and I'm not going to get shot," Golt said.
As Teresa Golt approached Duvall in the restaurant, she said "stand up" and then reached for his arm. While reaching, she said, "your bond has been revoked," and began trying to handcuff the man midway through the sentence. By stating "your bond has been revoked," Golt says she is giving Duvall sufficient identification of herself as a bail bonds agent. Attorney Dan Gilleon doesn't think so. "They created this dramatic, sensational, violent video so they could promote themselves. It's a publicity stunt is really what it is."
Golt says Duvall had numerous chances to surrender, but kept resisting.
Bounty hunters and other Orange County Bail Bonds agents tricked Daniel Duvall and told them they needed his signature on some documents when he agreed to the meeting. He was not aware his bail bonds company wanted to revoke his bond and return him to jail.
"If I call him up and say, 'can you meet me so I can put you back in jail?' That's not going to work," said Golt.
Dan Gilleon says Duvall is preparing to sue for negligence and defamation. He thinks the case could secure a judgment in the millions if the injury to Duvall's eye is permanently blinded..
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Written by: Steve Zink