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$5,500 wrestling shoe stolen from Hulk Hogan's Beach Shop

Clearwater police are searching for a thief who stole a $5,500 wrestling shoe from Hulk Hogan's Beach Shop on Clearwater Beach on Sunday.

Police said a woman in her 50s — possibly here on vacation from Michigan — stole the shoe that was signed and once worn by Hogan, Clearwater police said.

Police said four women walked into Hogan's Beach Shop on Mandalay Avenue Sunday about 5 p.m. A statue of Hogan crashed to the ground outside, and while workers rushed to pick it up, police said the woman made off with the valuable Hogan memento.

It wasn't until Tuesday evening that workers noticed the shoe was missing. Later they searched through security footage and spotted the thieves, police said.

Investigators don't believe the women plotted to push over the statue as a diversion. Crowds packed the beach that day and it was also windy, police said.

"We're not thinking it was anything but the statue blew over," said spokesman Rob Shaw.

Anyone with information on the case should call Clearwater Police at (727) 562-4242.

To see video of the theft, go to Links from Today's Times at tampabay.com

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