OMAHA, NE. (THECOUNT) — A young girl was left in tears after being left without tap shoes for a Christmas recital after a woman stole a package from outside a Nebraska dance studio, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

In a surveillance video, an unknown woman is seen walking a dog outside of Kitty Lee Dance Studio on Dec. 12. It then appears she quickly takes a package and leaves.


“We were shocked,” said owner Diane Hansen.

Hansen says they discovered the video after they couldn’t find the delivery.

“The package that was left on my mailbox from the mailman was shoes for a little girl who was supposed to be in our Christmas program this past week,” said Hansen.

Hansen says it’s been hard with supply chain shortages to even get them, so there was no way for them to be replaced in time.

“She was in tears. She didn’t look like the rest of the kids in her show and she was very upset,” said Hansen.

It broke the little girl’s heart and Hansen says it broke hers too. What’s even more frustrating to her is how unfazed the suspected package thief looked.

“I think that’s what bothers me too. There was no conscience of taking something, I mean, she wasn’t really even hesitant to take it,” said Hansen.

In a post on Facebook, the sheriff’s department says it’s looking for someone to help identify the woman in the video.

And Hansen says she has something to say to that woman.

“Live up to it. Bring it back, apologize. Do the right thing. That’s what I would love her to do,” said Hansen.

If you think you know this woman, contact your local police.

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