A Michigan woman who stole a $5,500 wrestling shoe autographed by Hulk Hogan called the Clearwater store she stole it from Thursday, saying she "had done a stupid thing," police said.
The woman, whose name is known to police but was not released, was already back in Michigan but had left it behind with people she had met locally while on vacation, police said. She arranged Thursday night for it to be returned to Hogan's Beach Shop.
The shoe was stolen Sunday, and a security camera captured the crime. Outside the store a large statue of Hogan crashed to the ground, police said. As store workers rushed to pick it up, the security video shows a woman casually walking to the back of the shop and later exiting through the front with the shoe tucked by her side.
It wasn't until Tuesday evening that workers noticed the shoe was missing. Store employees watched the security footage and spotted the thief, and police were looking for the woman.
No charges have been filed, but police are still investigating.