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14-28 Clearwater Police Investigate Theft Of Hulk Hogan Wrestling Shoe

3/19/2014 5:02:55 PM

Contact: Rob Shaw

March 19, 2014

14-28

Clearwater Police Investigate Theft Of Hulk Hogan Wrestling Shoe

(Photo of wrestling shoe attached at bottom of release)

Clearwater Police are investigating the theft of an expensive piece of memorabilia Ė an autographed wrestling shoe once worn by Hulk Hogan taken from his shop on Clearwater Beach.

The shoe, valued at $5,500, was taken Sunday about 5:20 p.m. by a heavyset white female in her 50s.

Four white females Ė possibly from Michigan on spring break -- came into Hoganís Beach Shop at 5:16 p.m. Four minutes later, a large statue of Hogan fell over outside the premises, and store workers were temporarily distracted. Thatís when the theft occurred.

Employees did not know the shoe was missing until Tuesday evening, however. Thatís when they checked store security cameras and saw the theft.

Anyone with information on the case should call Clearwater Police at 562-4242.

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WHO: Suspect is a white female in her 50s, heavyset, wearing a pink t-shirt, white shorts and flip-flops. She had light brown hair with blonde highlights.

WHAT: Felony retail theft

WHERE: Hoganís Beach Shop, 483 Mandalay Ave., No. 108

WHEN: Sunday, March 16, 5:20 p.m.