Man arrested in theft of Elton John's glasses

SOUTHHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The man who police say stole Elton John’s iconic heart-shaped glasses from a Memphis museum is behind bars.

WMC-TV reports Matthew Colvin, 26, was arrested in Southhaven, Mississippi, and faced extradited back to Memphis.

The Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum reported April 21 that an employee discovered the glasses, valued at more than $2,000, had been taken out of a display case during business hours. An investigator lifted prints and matched
them to Colvin.

Police said investigators called Colvin and he told them where the glasses were. They were able to retrieve them from a mailbox.

Flamboyant glasses and outfits have been part of Elton John’s signature look.