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8/21/07

Gun Stolen From Elvis Display Found In Toilet

Photo By: Brad Conaway KLTV Photo By: Brad Conaway KLTV

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Whoever stole a handgun that belonged to Elvis Presley didn't get far with it.

A nine millimeter black Smith and Wesson pistol was stolen from the "Elvis after Dark" museum, across the street from Presley's Graceland estate in Memphis.

The weapon was returned to police yesterday (Monday) after the finder had cleaned it.

That was necessary, says Travis Brooks, because he found the weapon as he was cleaning the portable toilets behind the museum. At first, Brooks thought someone had dropped a toy gun into the toilet.

Brooks called police after seeing news reports about the missing gun. The pistol is now in the police evidence room.

Surveillance video from the museum shows a man with novelty sunglasses reaching into a display case and taking the gun last Tuesday during Elvis Week.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.) Photo By: Brad Conaway KLTV

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