Get ready to clutch your pearls, Sloggers, for TRAGEDY HAS STRUCK: On Monday, March 11, some ne'er-do-well stole the iconic mannequin known as "Mr. Elvis" from the front of Mama's Mexican Kitchen in Belltown.
"Some drunk bastard took him and ran down the alley with him and he was gone," reports Slog tipper Bella, who happens to work at Mama's.
A hostess saw the live-action thievery, and the police were called, but the witness wasn't able to give a description of the suspect, other than that he was a dude. Now Mama's is turning to the public for help in getting Mr. Elvis back.
Lore has it that Mr. Elvis was originally a Nordstrom mannequin that was donated to the restaurant years ago. His name became Mr. Elvis (or just Elvis to his intimates) because he resembles The King. "He's been with us forever," Bella says. "We're pissed off and we want him back!"
The bar said they'd send over a picture of Mr. Elvis, but I have yet to receive it. In the meantime, be on the lookout for a mannequin of average height that vaguely resembles Elvis. He has one leg propped up and he's probably worth his weight in tacos.