The 35-year-old stepdaughter of Duane “Dog” Chapman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of robbing a downtown Honolulu bank.
Police arrested Nicole “Nickie” Gillespie on Sunday on suspicion of robbing the Territorial Savings Bank, 1100 Bishop St., earlier this month.
“It’s always difficult and disheartening when someone you knew as a child, grows up and chooses a life of crime,” Duane and Beth Chapman said in a written statement about Gillespie. “That is the case with Nicole Gillespie, who has been accused of robbing the Territorial Savings Bank on Bishop Street on Sept. 3.”
“We have not seen ‘Nickie’ in over 10 years,” they said. “Watching her on CrimeStoppers left us all shocked and heartbroken.”
Gillespie is the daughter of one of Duane Chapman’s ex-wives to whom he was married briefly, and is not related to him by blood, the couple said. Chapman starred in the A&E TV series “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”
Police arrested Gillespie, who gave no local address, near Foster Botanical Garden at about noon Sunday.