Arrest warrant issued for "To Catch A Predator" host Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen became famous as host of entrapment show To Catch A Predator, in which he confronted people lured to sexual encounters with adults posing (not always convincingly) as children. But it is now Hansen who is to be caught, after Shiawassee County in Michigan issued an arrest warrant for him.

Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Koerner told the outlet that Hansen was subpoenaed to appear Thursday, but did not.

The tabloids are highlighting Hansen's earlier arrest in a different state.

In January 2019, Hansen was arrested in Connecticut and charged with larceny for allegedly purchasing about $13,000 in merchandise with checks that later bounced, TMZ had reported.

But Hanson's instagram account posted that this warrant stems from ongoing legal proceedings against a man targeted in To Catch A Predator.

The court matter in Shiawasse Co, Mi today resulted from a predator investigation there. Defense lawyers for accused predator Michael Lott had requested video from the investigation. There was miscommunication about a hearing today on the issue. The matter is currently being resolved!

To Catch A Predator was canceled 13 years ago after another target killed himself during a spectacular "tactical" arrest in which Hansen and the vigilante group Perverted-Justice participated.