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Weird Crime

Move over Michael Meyers. Fly on the Wall wonders how many Halloween costumes Memphis resident Michael Wilson Jr. will inspire. Last week, various local and national media outlets reported that Lacedric Ruffin visited Wilson's home to pick up some scrap metal. The two men were loading up Ruffin's truck when one of Wilson's sacks ripped and the head of his roommate, 48-year-old Andre Cole, came rolling out. Ruffin told reporters he was glad the bag ripped. "If that bag hadn't busted, I would have had a head going to the junkyard," he was quoted as saying.

Neverending Elvis

Fly on the Wall tries to avoid the overuse of Kingly expressions like "hunka hunka," but sometimes nothing else will do. Fifty-seven-year-old Elvis Presley Strickland proved he was a hunka-hunka burning something or other when he tossed a Molotov cocktail into an occupied liquor store. Last week, he was convicted of aggravated arson.

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Neverending Cash

Fly on the Wall has documented many Elvis-related auctions, from the sublime (gold-plated guns and fancy guitars) to the ridiculous (sacks of hair). But Presley wasn't the only Sun Studio mega-star to indulge in a little extravagance. And this Johnny Cash-related opportunity is a dream come true for a collector with deep pockets.

The Man in Black's appropriately colored 1970s Rolls Royce Silver Shadow is currently up for grabs. The hammer falls at Barrett-Jackson auctions in Las Vegas later this week.

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