NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — There’ve been plenty of stories of people being reunited with lost musical instruments or valuables left in taxis, and an upstate family is hoping it’s their turn.

Elle McGinnity was in town March 26 and 27 for an Irish dance competition, but in the confusion of checking out of the Millenium Hotel and rushing to Penn Station to catch a train back to Rochester, her dress was left behind.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports.

The 12-year-old’s ornate dress either didn’t make it onto a cab, or was left in the trunk. The family is hoping a Good Samaritan will reunite them with the $2,000 dress made custom overseas.

“The overall dress was Navy-blue but it had pink trim intricately embroidered, as well as sequined with Swarovski crystals and gems to make it sparkle and glitter while she dances on the floor,” said Patrick McGinnity, Elle’s father.

Elle got the dress from England the day before the competition.

“I designed it myself so it’s probably my most favorite thing in the world,” Elle said. “I loved it though.”

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