Man charged with stealing Elton John's glasses from museum

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Posted: May 04, 2015 7:41 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who police say took Elton John's heart-shaped glasses from a museum display in Memphis has been indicted on a felony theft charge.

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich's office said Monday that 26-year-old Matthew Colvin of Cordova is charged with theft of property over $1,000.

The glasses were reported stolen April 21 from the Rock 'n' Soul Museum on Beale Street. The museum has said Colvin visited on April 21 but isn't connected to it or any employees.

Colvin was being held in the Shelby County jail on $25,000 bond after being transferred to Tennessee from DeSoto County, Mississippi.

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