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http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/21/elvis. ... index.html

A handgun once owned by Elvis Presley was stolen from a museum as fans converged on Memphis to mark the 30th anniversary of the singer's death, authorities said.

The black, 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol was taken Tuesday from a display case in the Elvis After Dark museum.

The museum is across the street from Graceland, Presley's mansion, police said.

A video camera caught a man removing the pistol from the display case around midnight.

The theft was discovered Friday when a visitor noticed that a glass panel on the case was unfastened and Graceland officials reviewed the video. Graceland operates the museum.

Presley died at Graceland on August 16, 1977, and is buried in a small garden beside the house.
I'm guessing that it wasn't some gang banger who wanted to get hold of a Nine real quick like.

Heck, the king might have returned to claim his property :shock:
 

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Apparently the thief ditched the gun in a port-a-potty at Graceland, or accidently dropped it in there when trying to better conceal it, because it was found in the muck of the porta-potty by a worker later. The worker took it home, intending to keep it (he thought it was just another semi-auto pistol, nothing special), when he heard the news about the theft. So he returned it.

I'm proud of the man. I'd like to shake his hand! (Well, considering what he does for a living and where he recovered the gun from... MAYBE NOT!)
 

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gunsmoker said:
Apparently the thief ditched the gun in a port-a-potty at Graceland, or accidently dropped it in there when trying to better conceal it, because it was found in the muck of the porta-potty by a worker later. The worker took it home, intending to keep it (he thought it was just another semi-auto pistol, nothing special), when he heard the news about the theft. So he returned it.

I'm proud of the man. I'd like to shake his hand! (Well, considering what he does for a living and where he recovered the gun from... MAYBE NOT!)
Good point... I'd give him an "Way to go!" from about 10 ft away though.
 

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We need a fish smilie cause this story sounds fishy.
 
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