The theft of the Ruby Slippers that were part of the Judy Garland Museum exhibit in Grand Rapids took place in 2005, but the slippers are now home!
Law enforcement held a news conference today to tell the tale. But I guess you might say the yellow brick road is still being followed as the investigation is still ongoing! Authorities said that a tip came in last year that led to some connections out of state and that’s where the FBI got involved. Grand Rapids Chief of Police Scott Johnson was quoted by Yahoo News as saying
”The thief not only took the slippers but also a piece of history that will be forever connected to Grand Rapids and one of our city’s most famous children. We knew this day would eventually come and we are grateful to the FBI and all those that worked so hard to bring this piece of cinematic treasure out of the shadows and into the light. After all, ‘There’s no place like home!”
The slippers that had slipped away are valued at between 2 and 3 million dollars. So everybody is happy that Dorothy can click her heels once again!