Michigan Tourist Returns Stolen Hulk Hogan Shoe

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

Associated Press News Release

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Florida say a Michigan tourist has returned a wrestling shoe autographed by Hulk Hogan that she took from a store in Clearwater.

Authorities say the woman called the professional wrestling icon's Clearwater Beach store on Thursday, saying she wanted to return the shoe.

A security camera captured images of the Sunday evening theft but it wasn't until Tuesday that employees realized the shoe -- valued at $5,500 -- was missing. Employees watched the security film and called police.

According to Clearwater police, the woman says she "had done a stupid thing." Though she had returned to Michigan, she had left the shoe behind and arranged for three people she met while in Clearwater to return it to the store.

No charges have been filed, but an investigation continues.


Associated Press News Release

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Florida authorities are investigating the theft of an autographed wrestling shoe once worn by Hulk Hogan.

Clearwater police reported Wednesday that the shoe -- valued at $5,500 -- was stolen from the professional wresting icon's Clearwater Beach shop.

A report states that four white females -- possibly from Michigan on spring break -- came into Hogan's Beach Shop Sunday evening. Four minutes later, a large statue of Hogan fell over outside, and store workers were temporarily distracted.

Police say that's when a woman grabbed the shoe. Employees didn't realize the shoe was missing until Tuesday. They discovered the theft when they reviewed the store's security footage.


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