Dog the Bounty Hunter Will Not Be Going After El Chapo

07/27/2015 AT 01:45 PM EDT

Dog the Bounty Hunter, né Duane Chapman, presumably put many of fugitive drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's fears to rest when he announced last week he would not be going after the cartel kingpin, for whom the Mexican government is offering a $3.8 million reward.

"He probably would be out of my league," Mr. The Bounty Hunter, or Dog, as his friends call him, confessed to Fox News. "In order to take him down," he continued, "you better have a fully automatic weapon. With my weapon, you have to get really close to him – and you couldn't get that close to him because he probably has five or six guys with him at all times."

Complicating the issue is that bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, where Chapo is likely on the run. Dog was arrested in 2003 in Puerto Vallarta capturing a convicted American rapist and almost served time.

"I have learned to stay in my own country," he said. "You can't even talk about arresting a guy in Mexico."

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