Duane Chapman’s (aka Dog the Bounty Hunter) Colorado store was robbed on Thursday. The robbery comes less than one month after the death of Beth Chapman, Dog’s wife and TV co-star.
“The official Dog and Beth merchandise store was robbed on Thursday. Not only did the thieves take thousands of dollars of clothing, these criminals took priceless personal belongings of our beloved Beth, including tributes to her kindly left by our amazing fans. We are working with our friends in law enforcement to find these perpetrators, and are offering a cash reward to anyone who provides information about their identity. To who ever did this, you better watch out. Dog is coming for you,” a family spokesperson said in a statement.
Chapman — the star of WGN America’s “Dog’s Most Wanted” — offered a financial reward for any information about the robbery, tweeting: “The Bible says it is an unforgivable sin to steal from the dead LARGE CASH REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION FIR [sic] WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS !!!”
The Bible says it is an unforgivable sin to steal from the dead
LARGE CASH REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION FIR WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS !!! https://t.co/TEUKHjOkvH
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) August 2, 2019
According to TheBlast, which obtained photos from the crime scene, high-end merchandise and “Dog & Beth” memorabilia were targeted. The robbers also snapped the tusks off a wooden elephant that was a Chapman family heirloom, and vandalized a memorial to Beth, stealing many personal items. An apartment attached to the store was also robbed, according to reports.
So far, 2019 has been tough for Chapman, whose bounty hunting exploits have been featured in A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” CMT’s “Dog & Beth: On the Hunt,” and the WGN America series. In addition to losing his wife Beth to cancer in June, Chapman’s younger sister, Jolene, died in May from complications with pneumonia.