Tulsa Bounty Hunter Now Fugitive Himself; Wanted For Kidnapping
TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa bounty hunter is on the Tulsa Police Most Wanted List. Adam McAdoo is wanted for kidnapping.
According to victims, Adam McAdoo will approach people with warrants, tell them they need to pay money to him or he will take them to jail. He then pockets the money instead of taking it to the bail bondsmen.
Dietrick Mure says he was in his apartment when Adam McAdoo started banging on his door. He said McAdoo claimed to be a bounty hunter and said Mure was wanted by police.
"He said 'you either pay $600 right now, or we take you to jail,'" Mure said. "So I said, 'I can give you $600 and the bench warrant will be cleared?' And he said 'yes it will be cleared.' He drove me to the QuikTrip by the police station, had me take out money from the ATM."
But that's not how bounty hunters are supposed to work. Lenny Biggers has been doing this for almost thirty years. But the trained private investigator doesn't call himself a bounty hunter. Instead, he's a "fugitive recovery investigator."
"We catch somebody, they're going to jail," Biggers said. "Bottom line, I don't care how much money you offer, you're going to jail. You want to pay somebody? Pay the bondsman."
A YouTube video shows McAdoo approaching someone who jumped bail. Biggers says he's been hot on McAdoo's trail for quite some time.
"I don't want to see him get hurt," Biggers said. "I just want to see him in jail where he belongs. He's given this industry a real bad name."
Biggers says some hunters will try to cut deals with criminals just to put a little extra cash in their pockets.
"Every time we go out to make an arrest and we call law enforcement out, they're not wanting to help us, due to the fact of all the bad guys out here robbing people doing this job," Biggers said.
Biggers is making it his mission to bring down McAdoo and to try to get a bill passed that will require hunters to be licensed.
Police say Adam McAdoo is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.