taken our Elvis
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
has left the garden. The King has been kidnapped!
Whichever way you choose to phrase it, there are plenty of
suspicious minds in Scholes, Holmfirth, following the audacious
theft of a beloved Elvis statue from its owner's garden.
two-and-a-half foot-high figurine of the King in his 50s heyday
was pinched from Glenn Swindell's house overnight on Wednesday.
Glenn, himself an Elvis impersonator (pictured), is now desperate
to get the good luck charm back. He bought the weighty fibreglass
Elvis for £55 in 2001.
statue has been a fixture in his garden overlooking Scholes
Cricket Club ever since. Pranksters have targeted the statue
before, but the mini-Elvis has never gone missing for this
length of time. "He has been taken by drunk cricketers as
a joke, but they have put him back outside my house," said
quite distinctive. You couldn't really pinch it and put it
in your own garden." Married to Sally, 28, the couple have
a daughter, Faith, who is six months old. She is missing the
little statue most of all.
absolutely devastated," said her dad. Anyone with information
leading to the return of the statue will be rewarded by an
Elvis performance from Glenn. "I realise it's not the crime
of the century but someone has kidnapped the King. They are
disrespecting his memory."
Odd Spot, Source: IC Network, 4 August 2004)