Late Night: Kung Fu Ricin Fighting? The Rise of the Attack Elvi?
This Elvis stuff is off the hook. Last week it was reported that Paul Kevin Curtis, an Elvis impersonator, was suspected as the perp behind the mailed ricin attacks against POTUS, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, and a local judge . (In all fairness, besides Elvis Curtis also does Jerry Lee Lewis, Kid Rock, Prince, and Freddy Fender.) While he was in jail being investigated, in a bizarre act not motivated by sequined spangled solidarity:
A 53-year-old career Elvis impersonator from Iowa engaged police in a 30-hour standoff on Sunday after a property dispute led to the man discharging a shotgun at officers and threatening to kill himself.
Michael Reed, known for playing the faux Elvis Pressley character “Micky King” for more than 30 years, was confronted by police on Saturday after a warrant was issued for his arrest stemming from an allegation of harassment.
This morning Ricin Elvis was released from jail after the FBI failed to find any ricin making equipment or supplies at his house (does this mean castor oil will now have to be signed for at pharmacies like Sudafed-D?), but the charges are in place. However, before The King-maqué was back in his jumpsuit
Now, reports The Atlantic, the FBI is investigating
a Mississippi martial arts instructor named J. Everett Dutschke, who supposedly feuded with Curtis after the latter uploaded a certificate indicating his membership to Mensa, the high IQ organization, to his MySpace page. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported on Monday that FBI agents had spoken to Dutschke before searching his home in connection to the ricin investigation. “I wasn’t going to be pulled into his fantasy world,” Dutschke told the paper, after admitting that he met Curtis in 2010.
What’s YOUR favorite Elvis era?