Duane Chapman is positive the burglary of the Dog the Bounty Hunter merchandise shop in Edgewater, Colorado was an “inside job” because his late wife Beth Chapman told him so.
Thieves broke into the store on August 1, allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and priceless family mementos. The thieves reportedly took some of Beth’s personal items, including her bounty hunter.
During an interview with TMZ in Los Angles Friday night, Chapman said he would not get involved with trying to find the culprits himself because the Edgewater Police Department asked his team to stay out of the investigation. Chapman said he could find the person, but they agreed to “stay out of it.” However, if the hunt for the robber “goes national,” Chapman said he would try to track down the thief.
“A psychic called and said that she was contacted by Beth that said it’s an inside job,” Duane Chapman explained. “So what does that mean? It wasn’t one of my kids!”
During a press conference on Aug. 2, Chapman gave the thieves 48 hours to come forward, but they did not. “My message to the guy is, if you turn yourself in within the next 48 hours, I will not press charges. I will try to get you probation, a job,” Chapman said last week. “But if you don’t, there will be no mercy. I am not OJ Simpson, so I’m not gonna do this myself…I’ve been across the nation, captured fugitives, and Colorado, especially this county, is one of the greatest, and some of the best cops in the country. They work overtime without getting paid, and they do a lot of stuff without getting paid.”