Ruby Red Slippers Stolen

Ruby Red Slippers Stolen

Blakely Harrison, Munchkin

Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers can again say “There’s no place like home”
13 years ago, the best-known ruby red shoes were stolen from a Minnesota museum.
The shoes were from the 1939 film, “The Wizard of Oz.” The museum that the slippers were
stolen from is in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the hometown of Judy Garland (the actress who
played Dorothy).
The shoes were loaned to the museum by Michael Shaw (a memorabilia collector) and
were stolen with no fingerprints left behind and the alarms never sounded. The slippers were
insured for $1 million, making this robbery no small incident. There were many accusations of
the museum staff being the culprits. Other theories were that the slippers were tossed into a
lake, nailed onto a wall, thrown into a mine, and a handful of other ridicules, completely made
up rumors.
The FBI has stated that there are a handful of suspects, but they have made no arrests
yet. Who the thief was has yet to be released to the public. The investigators truly had their
work cut out for them with no security camera footage or clues left behind except for a single
sequin left behind from the shoes. Maybe the thief was the museum owner, a group of random
troublemaking teens, or perhaps Shaw commit to the crime for the one million dollars insured
by these sparkly shoes.