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Bounty hunters have the right to force their way into your home — with little training and even less regulation

Bounty hunter Scott Gribble draws his firearm as he searches for fugitive hiding in a house,in Spokane, Wash. Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander) (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Bounty hunters nab people who skip their court dates and owe the company that posted their bail. These agents, with the right to force their way into homes, are only very lightly trained and regulated — and some have a history of violence.  WATCH

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