Micky King, Elvis Impersonator, Arrested After 30-hour Standoff With Des Moines Police

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This Elvis allegedly didn't want to leave the building -- so he got into a standoff with police in Des Moines, Iowa, that lasted more than 30 hours.

Micky King, who is a longtime Elvis Presley impersonator in the area, allegedly called authorities on Saturday evening asking for assistance with a dispute. But when they showed up and began talking to him, he appeared to become more upset, KCCI-TV reported.

Officials on the scene noticed King had a weapon, but Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax said the suspect didn’t have a gun near him during a brief questioning. However, King allegedly yelled at the six officers on the scene and fired at least one shot at police, according to WHO-TV.

The officers shot back, but told the station they didn't think King was injured. He allegedly shut the doors and locked out the officers and started the standoff, which ended just after midnight Monday, according to the Des Moines Register.

Police coaxed the pretend Presley onto his porch and then subdued him with a stun gun.

He was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries before being booked on weapons charges, according to the paper.



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King is the second Elvis impersonator in the past week to get in trouble with the law.

Last week, Paul Kevin Curtis of Mississippi was accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

Having two Elvises possibly doing the "Jailhouse Rock" seems "all shook up," but Las Vegas-based singer Peter Vallee -- who performs as "Big Elvis" -- promises that most Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs) are law-abiding citizens.

"It goes with anything," Vallee told The Huffington Post. "A bad cop, priest or politician doesn't mean it's a bad profession. It's the individual."

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