Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Man Sentenced in Theft of Sir Elton John's Glasses
By Toby Sells
on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 2:53 PM
In court Tuesday, Matthew Colvin, 26, of Cordova, pleaded guilty to stealing the glasses.
The glasses were recovered
by the Memphis Police Department within a week of their disappearance from the museum.
Colvin was charged with the crime
on May 4 and could have received up to four years in prison.
The glasses are on loan to the museum from Hard Rock Cafe International. The glasses are heart-shaped blue prescription glasses from Anglo-American-Apparel glasses of England. Also stolen (and also recovered) was a red glasses sleeve from L.A. Eyeworks.
The man who stole Sir Elton John’s glasses from the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum last month was given a two-year, suspended sentence with probation.