Man indicted for stealing ‘Wizard of Oz’ ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland from Minnesota museum

Published 2:05 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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Federal prosecutors say a man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of stealing a pair of ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz.” The FBI recovered the slippers in 2018.

A grand jury indicted Terry Martin on Tuesday with one count of theft of a major artwork, federal prosecutors in North Dakota announced Wednesday.

The indictment alleges that in 2005, Martin stole an authentic shoes that Garland’s character, Dorothy, wore in the 1939 film.

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They were taken from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The shoes are one of four remaining pairs of red slippers Garland wore in the movie.

Online records do not list an attorney for Martin.