MANSFIELD – Dog the Bounty Hunter told the kids at the Richland County Juvenile Justice Center on Thursday afternoon that he was incarcerated at age 13.
The kids — many about that same age — seemed to be listening, sitting quietly in the detention center gymnasium, some in orange jumpsuits in the front row and yet others, serving probation and diversion.
“Thirteen years old and I went to this place called Juvenile Hall…I was in juvenile court 16 times. Anybody been in there that many?” he asked the crowd of young people.
A couple kids raised their hands, with one boy saying he’s been to the facility more than 16 times — more times than he can remember.