Bounty Hunting, for Real
Last month, we wrote on “bounty hunting” as a metaphor tacitly invoked by the SEC in the context of certain new Dodd-Frank provisions, which mandate the award of “bounties” to whistle-blowers in certain situations.
In an unrelated posting, we wrote about the iconic outlaw (and local hero) Colton Harris-Moore, a.k.a. “The Barefoot Bandit,” who was finally captured in the Bahamas after eluding authorities for years.
These two disparate threads come together in a recent initial public offering by a Denver-based outfit called the Bureau of Fugitive Recovery, Inc. As its name suggests, the company hopes to build a business capturing fugitives. And it will do so through the efforts of its “recovery agents, sometimes called ‘bounty hunters’.” Nothing metaphorical about those guys, presumably.