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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/ 6/2010

Elvis is missing from Md. diner

By Washington Post editors

A 7-foot-tall statue of Elvis Presley appears to have been stolen from atop the Happy Day Diner in Rosedale, where he'd stood for nearly a decade, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Customers alerted owners Maria and Dimitrios Pigiaditis to the missing statue Sunday morning, and they filed a report with the Baltimore County Police. Elvis was bolted to the roof, and the thieves apparently broke him off, leaving behind part of his feet.

The couple reviewed surveillance tapes, which they have turned over to police, and saw a white van pull up overnight Wednesday, when they think the theft occurred. The diner's previous owner purchased the fiberglass statue for $1,500 in 2001 at an antique shop on Harford Road, Maria Pigiaditis said. Since then, he has only been down once, a few years ago for a "facelift" after taking a tumble during a storm.

By Washington Post editors  | July 6, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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