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The Time Elvis Got out of His Limo to Break up a Fight between Strangers


(Photo: Ollie Atkins, White House)

It was June 24, 1977. The scene: Madison, Wisconsin. A 17-year old boy was about to get into a fight with two other boys at a gas station where he worked.

That's when the King of Rock 'n' Roll showed up:

Suddenly, a limousine pulled up and out stepped an overweight, middle-aged man in a blue jumpsuit. He walked up to the struggling parties, struck a karate pose and told them, “All right, I’ll take you on.”

This man was Elvis Presley.

The two attackers recognized him and immediately backed down. Elvis asked them all, "Is everything settled now?" It was. Elvis got back in his car and left.


(Photo: Badger Herald)

Appropriately, there's now a memorial plaque at the site where this amazing event took place. It's called the Elvis Karate Fight Memorial Plaque and, thankfully, it's open to the public.

Be the Elvis that you want to see in the world.

-via Althouse


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