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    Default Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Missing

    Judy Garland's Famed Ruby Slippers Stolen

    Mon Aug 29, 5:47 PM ET

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050829/...ssing_slippers

    GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" and insured for $1 million is missing from a Grand Rapids museum.

    Police Chief Leigh Serfling said the slippers were stolen late Saturday or early Sunday. Someone entered the museum through a window and broke into the small display case holding the slippers.

    "There's not a whole lot of evidence," Serfling said. "We're hoping that someone in the community has seen something."

    Children's Discovery Museum director John Kelsch said the slippers belong to a Los Angeles man who loaned them to the museum for several weeks this summer.

    The children's museum houses the Judy Garland museum, which displayed the same pair of slippers last year. Garland was born in Grand Rapids in 1922.

    "The slippers are a major attraction at our museum," Kelsch said in a news release Monday. "It is our hope that the slippers can be recovered immediately."

    Four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Garland in the movie are known to exist, including one pair on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Another pair sold at Christie's auction house in 2000 for $666,000.

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    He stole them back.

    Good way to get some insurance $$.....

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    APB: Suspect ?


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    Another pair sold at Christie's auction house in 2000 for $666,000.
    I hope the wife never reads this.

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    Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating the potential ringleader of the heist:


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    APB -- This potential suspect has also been seen in the guise below (and has been known to consort with other well-known individuals):


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    Time to bring in the big guns.



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    Can we nominate "classic" threads at WNY? This is priceless.

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    In case the suspect decides to change her appearance so as to detract attention:


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    APB -- the slippers in question:


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    Authorities have submitted the photo below of another possible culprit, although this fellow is thought to be fairly "simple" and without the brains to pull off such a caper on his own (additional accomplices may be involved):



    Those with any information are asked to call 1.800.1-wizard; ask for the man behind the curtain.

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    You did not know he was up for murder, did you.

    Poor camels.

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    It wasn't me

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    RANSOM DEMAND?

    Authorities have received a photograph from an anonymous source showing the recently purloined ruby slippers encased in a globe and surrounded by poppies.

    One unnamed source stated that apparent clues, as yet undeciphered, were found within the photo. It is also thought that this might be a "ransom note", of sorts; an opening salvo the nefarious slipper thief.



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    NEW SUSPECT!!!!!


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