Mar 21 2014, 8:52pm CDT | by Gene Ryan Briones
Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, filed a police complaint two days ago about his missing, err stolen, shoe valued at $5,500. The larger-than-life wrestling icon said that it was stolen at his beach shop in Clearwater, Florida.
It's obviously not just a shoe. The Steve Cardillo shoe was in fact used by Hulk Hogan himself in the wrestling ring. It also bears the signature of the WWE Hall of Famer.
Thankfully, a CCTV footage revealed the culprits.
According to the Clearwater Police Department, four women entered the shop at around 5PM on Sunday. A few minutes later, one of the women distracted the manager by toppling the huge Hulk Hogan statue outside the store.
A women who police described as a "heavyset white female in her 50s" grabbed the shoe and immediately left the store.
TMZ was the first to report the incident. The publication published the CCTV footage, and it caught the eye of the husband of one of the women, who pressured her wife to return the shoe . The woman then called Hulk Hogan's store yesterday and promised to return it.
Police did not arrest her, but a warrant has been issued to the woman who actually nabbed the shoe.
Hulk Hogan can now focus on WrestleMania 30 next month which will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The legendary wrestler and actor recently made a comeback to WWE last month after leaving the ring for more than six years.
Hulk Hogan, now 60, is a six-time WWF/ WWE champion and a six-time WCW champion. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 by Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone. His last WWE appearance was in December 2007, where he appeared at the 15th anniversary of Monday Night Raw.
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