More bad news for Duane "Dog" Chapman and family this week, as the Dog the Bounty Hunter star's Colorado merchandise store has been burglarized. Worse yet, the unidentified bandit(s) made off with several of Beth Chapman's personal items in addition to thousands of dollars worth of official merchandise. The store was discovered ransacked on Thursday when a member of Dog's team stopped by the store for business and walked into a crime scene. "The Bible says it is an unforgivable sin to steal from the dead," Dog himself says in response to the incident on Twitter, also offering a "large cash reward" for information about whoever is responsible.
All in all, thousands of dollars in clothing and other Dog and Beth merchandise from their various TV shows was stolen. Additionally, many of Beth's personal items were taken as well, including her personal bounty hunting gear and priceless family mementos. Reportedly, the personal items had been arranged in the store as a makeshift memorial for Beth, who passed away from cancer in late June. The crime is now under police investigation, but at this early stage in the process, no suspects have been identified and there doesn't seem to be many leads. As the crime continues to get more attention in the press and more people become aware of what's been taken, we're certainly hoping some tips will soon start coming in.
Beth Chapman is best known for hunting fugitives alongside her husband Duane "Dog" Chapman on the A&E reality series Dog the Bounty Hunter. One of the most popular reality shows of them all, the series ran for eight seasons and 246 episodes. The two continued their work following the show's cancellation on the CMT spin-off Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, which spanned 47 episodes across three seasons. At the time of her death, Beth had also been working on the upcoming revival series Dog's Most Wanted, which will see the pair taking on some of the most-wanted fugitives from Dog's bucket list. The series is set to premiere on WGN America on Sept. 4.
In late 2017, Beth was first diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer, forever changing the lives of the Chapman family. Initially, it went into remission, but the disease later returned and spread to her lungs, bringing about a grim stage 4 diagnosis. In June of this year, Beth began to suffer from complications due to her cancer and was placed into a medically induced coma. Days later, she died at the age of 51. Having known her since the '80s and marrying her in 2006, husband Duane has seemingly had a very hard time coping with the loss, making this burglarization of Beth's property even more heinous.
Burglarizing anyone at any time is obviously always terrible, but to steal a dead person's personal items from a grieving family is especially shameful. Let's hope the Chapman family sees the justice they deserve by identifying those responsible for the crime. If you happen to know any information, pass it along to the authorities, even if you wish to remain anonymous. This news comes to us from TheBlast.