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FBI charges pensioner with stealing Dorothy’s Wizard of Oz shoes in heist


A pensioner has been charged with stealing the Ruby Slippers worn by Dorothy in 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

Terry Martin, a 76-year-old man from the US state of Minnesota, has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of theft of a major artwork.

The shoes, worn by Judy Garland, were originally taken from a museum in 2005 and found 13 years later as part of an FBI operation.

They are among the most valuable items of Hollywood memorabilia, with an estimated worth of $3.5m (£2.8m).

At the time of the discovery in 2018, no arrests were made, but now prosecutors have made a decision to charge Mr Martin.

The shoes are one of just four pairs from the set that remain in existence.

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