Fly on the Wall 

Narwhal tusks, Elvis, and Jason Miles

Weird Crime
Memphians are no strangers to criminal activity, but last week we were all introduced to something new: Narwhal tusk smuggling. For those who don't know, Narwhals are what you get when a whale and a unicorn love each other very much. The horns, once believed to hold magical properties, can fetch smugglers up to $7,000 each. Importing them into the United States without proper documentation is against the law, and that's what happened last week when two men in Canada sent a Narwhal tusk to Jay G. Conrad on Canada Road in Lakeland.

Neverending Elvis
If you're thinking about dipping deep into your retirement savings to buy that autographed sack of Elvis Presley's toenail shavings you've always dreamed of owning, you might want to think again. According to a new report by Authenticators PSA/DNA, there's a good chance that, even if those toenails are real, the signature is fake. Elvis, who once topped the musical charts, is now at the top of the list of most-forged celebrity autographs. This isn't the result of Elvis forging rings, though. Like most celebrities, Elvis often asked personal assistants to sign his name for him.

Public Enemy
Memphis police arrested WMC reporter Jason Miles on New Year's Eve, following an alleged chest-bumping incident that occurred after a Beale Street police officer asked Miles to move his news van.

Miles' visit to 201 Poplar was, apparently, less contentious. On January 1st, he tweeted, "The jail staff could not have been more courteous and professional."

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