TV Star, Duane "Dog" Chapman, is not having an easy year.
After losing his wife and Bounty Hunter co-star, Beth Chapman, to throat and lung cancer, Dog publicly struggled to cope. It was reported that the burly bounty hunter had lost a staggering seventeen pounds in the two weeks following Beth's death.
Just over a month since Beth's passing, as Dog and the rest of the family are trying to pick themselves up from losing the family's glue, another tragedy has struck. This time, the tragic loss wasn't of a person, but of personal, deeply sentimental items.
Dog The Bounty Hunter's merchandise store in Colorado has been burgled. The store, located in Edgewater, sells merchandise from the various TV shows that Dog and Beth were in together. Not only did the thieves steal thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, they also got away with some very personal items belonging to the late Beth.
Since the news of the burglary hit the media, Dog has made a heartfelt plea for those responsible to come forward and return the treasured items.
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Dog has been very open about how he has struggled since Beth's passingsaid: "No one can replace her in his heart. Their love was one of a kind, it made me believe love truly exists."
Dog has thrown himself into work since Beth's passing.RadarOnline, Dog insisted that keeping busy was the only way he was managing to cope. He confessed: "I don't know what to do. As long as I stay bounty hunting it's the only thing that keeps my mind off how things are right now. I just have to keep working!"
Beth and Dog were devoted to bounty hunting.reportedly tracked down over six thousand people over the years, racking up an impressive $4 million dollars in bonds for catching them.
Beth was committed to the TV show until the very end.stated: "Beth wanted nothing more than for the show to go on, and I am so proud of the legacy that she left behind. She lived and died for this show, and she would be so proud of how hard we worked bringing these criminals to justice."
The Bounty Hunter store was a place for fans to buy merchandise.
Beth loved connecting with fans through the merch store.stated: "We just want to give our fans a chance to come down and get a piece of history, get a little piece of the show if they want to."
The family were staying in their Hawaii home leading up to Beth's death.
Most of the family are now back in Hawaii.
Since Beth's death, Dog hasn't been able to stay in Hawaii.last week: "Hawaii is off-limits to my heart at the moment!" Adding, "I'm just taking each day as it comes!"
The burglary couldn't have happened at a worse time.
via: Blast.comOn Thursday, Dog received a call from one of The Bounty Hunter's team members to let him know that the Colorado store had been completely ransacked. Not only had the assailants got away with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, but some personal items had also been taken.
The store had a makeshift memorial of Beth's personal items on display.
Beth's hunting gear was amongst the items taken.
Since hearing about the break-in, fans have poured in to support the family.
@TheBlastNews @OfficialDOGNews @DogBountyHunter This is beyond messed up. I hope that whomever did this is brought… https://t.co/LhziiUwuvt— Johnna (@Johnna)1564724737.0
People are being told to keep their eyes peeled for the stolen merch.
@TheBlastNews @DogBountyHunter If you see ANY ITEMS owned by #BethChapman for Sale, PLEASE let me or someone in the… https://t.co/6fdRjBevRz— 🤍𝐋𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞🖤 (@🤍𝐋𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞🖤)1564755021.0
Seen anything on eBay?
@TheBlastNews @DogBountyHunter That’s awful!! Keep your eye on eBay Dog! Those items are worth money on there! Peop… https://t.co/qeIJCw79NG— Michele Marie (@Michele Marie)1564753630.0
For the family, though, it's the loss of the personal items that hurt most.
Beth is no longer around to help catch the criminals...
This is one set of criminals that Dog will have to hunt down on his own.
Dog has the Lord and his faith to fall back on.
The Bible says it is an unforgivable sin to steal from the dead LARGE CASH REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION FIR WHO IS… https://t.co/qYxleI8xJJ— Duane Dog Chapman (@Duane Dog Chapman)1564723385.0
Whoever robbed The Bounty Hunter has made a big mistake...
via: Getty Images.You can bet that Duane "The Bounty Hunter" Chapman will not rest until whoever robbed him of his late wife's personal items and his show's merchandise is found. I sure wouldn't want to be that guy. Dog is clearly heartbroken over the loss of his beautiful wife and the tweet that he posted following her death perfectly summed up the couple's marriage that we all came to love so much. Keep reading if you want to hear the full story of the pair's relationship.