Beth Chapman’s Gear, Personal Items Stolen From Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Store
Duane "Dog" Chapman says it's a sin to steal, and he wants revenge on whomever burglarized his Colorado store, taking several personal items belonging to his late wife Beth Chapman.
The Dog the Bounty Hunter and Dog's Most Wanted star learned on Thursday (Aug. 1) that his store in Edgewater, Colo., had been ransacked. The Blast reports that merchandise and personal items belonging to the late Beth Chapman were stolen, including family mementos and bounty hunting gear. Local law enforcement says thousands of dollars in clothing, merchandise and items from their many television shows were taken by thieves, per the outlet.
Dog is understandably upset.
"The Bible says it is an unforgivable sin to steal from the dead," he tweeted with a link from the Blast's article. "LARGE CASH REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION FIR WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS !!! (SIC)"
People offers more information, notably that local police learned of the break-in on Tuesday morning at around 1AM.
“We got a report from a citizen that there was a broken-out front door,” an officers with the Edgewater Police Department tells the magazine. Dog's team didn't learn about it until two days later when a family member came to the store to do some business. It was then they reported the items — including many gifts from fans — were stolen. Anyone with information can call the police at 303-235-0500.
Beware of Dog Scammers!
This news comes not only as the family is trying to recover after Beth's death in Hawaii, but as Dog and his team are fending off social media scammers intent on taking money from fans. The 66-year-old reality television star says he's heard of some people giving up to $5,000 to scammers on Facebook and other social media. He wants fans to know he'll never initiate a friend request and won't ask for money.
Beth Chapman died after battling cancer on June 26. The 51-year-old starred alongside Dog and their family in several shows, most notably Dog the Bounty Hunter from 2004 to 2012. In September a new series called Dog's Most Wanted will begin on WGN. Beth's battle with cancer is a large part of the plotline.
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