Elvis gun thief caught on video
This surveillance video here caught a man stealing a gun that once belonged to Elvis Presley. The handgun was on display at a Memphis museum in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Elvis' death.
Travis Brookins turned the gun over to police Monday after the theft was reported by WMC-5, the Memphis NBC affiliate.
Brookins said he was cleaning portable toilets behind the exhibit hall last Thursday when he found the gun in the muck. Not knowing that the weapon had been swiped, Brookins took it home and cleaned it.
Memphis police Lt. Jerry Gwyn said he believes the thief may have accidentally dropped the gun into the toilet.
"Of course, whoever dropped it wouldn't go in there," he said.
If you can't see the video above, click here to watch.