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Lord of the Rings movie swords stolen

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Jun 03, 2013 | 1:54pm EDT

A woman has been arrested after allegedly stealing two swords featured in the Lord Of The Rings movie franchise from a New York storage facility. Brenda McKay is facing a charge of felony burglary amid claims she swiped the weapons and a number of other film props used in the fantasy film series and its prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from a warehouse in Dutchess County last Tuesday (28May13). She was arraigned in Dover Town Court and is currently being held in Dutchess County Jail on $100,000 (£64,516) bail. Police are expected to file further counts against the 49 year old as the swords are estimated to be worth $150,000 (£96,774) each. The majority of the items stolen were recovered on Wednesday (29May13).

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