The alleged footwear thief.
Police in Clearwater are seeking information regarding a heavyset white female in her 50s who is believed to have committed what should be referred to as a Pinellas Screwjob. Last Sunday the woman and three friends entered Hulk Hogan's Beach Shop on Mandalay Avenue at 5:16 p.m. under the guise of spring breakers perusing ocean-related wares being peddled by the wrestling legend (who is local to the area). Four minutes later, the colorful statue of Hogan that rests at the store's entrance was knocked over; during the commotion, a vintage wrestling shoe used and autographed by the Hulkster was swiped.
The shoe, valued at $5,500, is a white Cardillo easily identified by Hogan's distinctive signature done in black marker. Anyone who can help locate the missing shoe or the party responsible for its theft are encouraged to call Clearwater PD at 727-562-4242. Rowdy Roddy Piper is not a suspect at this time.
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