Tag: Thief

  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers Thief Says He Never Saw the Movie

    ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers Thief Says He Never Saw the Movie

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    The relapsed criminal who pulled “one last score” when he swiped the famous ruby slippers from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005 claims he had no idea he was stealing a priceless piece of American culture. Ahead of his Jan. 29 sentencing, Terry Martin’s lawyer revealed the ex-mobster’s motivation for stealing one of the four…

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  • ‘The Jewel Thief’ is a close look at serial criminal Gerald Blanchard

    ‘The Jewel Thief’ is a close look at serial criminal Gerald Blanchard

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    As a Canadian-born teenager growing up in Omaha, Neb., Gerald Blanchard reveled in shoplifting and petty thievery with his friends, capturing the high jinks on video. He quickly graduated to more ambitious crimes, and getting arrested did nothing to alter his belief that he was a criminal mastermind who was smarter than everyone around him.…

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