Dog the Bounty Hunter star Duane "Dog" Chapman's store was burglarized, and some of his late wife's items were stolen. Dog has made a career out of catching criminals, but now his pursuit for justice is personal.
After struggling with oral cancer for years, his late wife Beth lost her battle after being placed in a medically induced coma in Hawaii last month. She passed away on June 26 at the age of 51. Dog has been grieving the loss of his beloved wife of 13 years through heartfelt tributes to her on social media and holding large public memorial services in her name in both Hawaii and in Colorado. He's understandably been having a difficult time adjusting to life without his partner, and there is unfortunately more bad news for the Chapman family.
The Dog the Bounty Hunter stars owned a store together in Edgewater, Colorado, and, according to The Blast, the store was broken into and burglarized. The store sells an assortment of merchandise, such as clothing and souvenirs featuring the Chapman family, but the robbery didn't only claim items that the store sold. Dog revealed that some personal items were also taken - specifically, some items that had belonged to Beth, which of course have sentimental value. Dog went to Twitter to express his outrage with the crime just weeks after his beloved wife's passing. He retweeted the story, accompanying it with a message that he will be offering a "large cash reward" for any information leading to the persons responsible for the crime. Check out the tweet below:
The Bible says it is an unforgivable sin to steal from the dead— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) August 2, 2019
LARGE CASH REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION FIR WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS !!! https://t.co/TEUKHjOkvH
The family released a statement about the burglary in Edgewater, Colorado. The statement said: "The official Dog and Beth merchandise store was robbed on Thursday. Not only did the thieves take thousands of dollars of clothing, but these criminals also took priceless personal belongings of our beloved Beth, including tributes to her kindly left by our amazing fans." They explain that they are going to track down the perpetrators with the help of local law enforcement and that they are "offering a cash reward to anyone who provides information about their identity." The Edgewater Police Department is still in the beginning stages of their investigation and they cannot yet confirm which items were stolen, nor do they have any information on suspects at this time. They have reached out and asked for anyone with information to please come forward. Dog isn't taking this lightly, as the end of the family's statement reads, "To whoever did this, you better watch out. Dog is coming for you."
Given Dog's profession - as well as the personal nature of this particular crime - his warning likely shouldn't taken lightly. The Chapman family has been grieving, given how recent Beth's passing is, so they're having a hard enough time in their day-to-day, without the added baggage of a burglary. Hopefully, sooner than later, their family will find justice.
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