At around 2.30 a.m. on Friday morning a black SUV drove through the Graceland Gates, in Memphis, Tennessee,damaging them. The occupant(s) then drove up to the mansion, shouted something to a famale Security Guard (the only guard on duty) and then drove off. The guard was so frightened she has not returned to work. All we know at this point, is that the driver was a black man. Hopefully the tag number was on the cameras.
Apparently it took the Memphis Police some 30 minutes to respond to this incident. Photographs of the damaged gates have been posted by Elvis fans from Memphis on various blogs and websites. This picture is one of them, showing slight damage to the gate.
Update April 6:
EPE did not hesitate and removed the gates for restoration. This gives a unique look…for the first time in many years, Graceland has to do it without its iconic gates.