Man who stole Elton John's glasses speaks out

Man Says He Was Not Sober When He Stole Elton John's Glasses

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man who admitted to stealing Elton John's glasses from the Rock 'N' Soul Museum spoke to WREG Monday.

Matthew Colvin, 26, was sentenced to two years of probation for his crime that nabbed headlines in April.

He wanted to set the record straight and apologize to those affected.

"I've never done anything even close to this stupid," Colvin said.

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Colvin said he's an Elton John fan, but "not to the extent that I would really want or need his prescription heart-shaped glasses."

Colvin said he was not sober on the day he stole the glasses.

He told WREG he had taken anti-anxiety medication and painkillers.

Colvin said he didn't remember much about stealing the glasses from the display, but he found them the next day.

He said he knew he messed up.

"I am very sorry for what I did," Colvin said.

Colvin recalled that when police called him, he answered.

He handed over the glasses to Southaven officers who came to the home where he was, and the next thing he knew he was all over the news.

He was adamant he has been cooperative through this whole embarrassing nightmare.

"It was not a preplanned thing. It was just a really unfortunate stupid thing that I did not being in my right mind," he said.

The Rock N Soul Museum responded to WREG's request for comment with this statement: "If Mr. Colvin is truly remorseful, he doesn't need to be wasting TV news time... for the benefit of all Memphians, he just simply needs to quit stealing.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 06: Singer/songwriter Elton John testifies during a hearing before the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee May 6, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held the hearing on global health problems. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Sen. John McCain (L) (R-AZ) and Sir Elton John, Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation, pose for a photo before an Elton John AIDS Foundation and The ONE Campaign hosted reception on global HIV/AIDS funding at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on May 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for EJAF)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Sir Elton John speaks onstage at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, recognising excellence from across the world of theatre and beyond, at The Old Vic Theatre on November 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: (L to R) Sir Kenneth Branagh, Sir Elton John and Tom Hiddleston attend the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, recognising excellence from across the world of theatre and beyond, at The Old Vic Theatre on November 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Sir Elton John speaks onstage at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, recognising excellence from across the world of theatre and beyond, at The Old Vic Theatre on November 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, APRIL 01: English singer Elton John performs at the Sapucai Apotheosis downtown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 01, 2017, (Photo by FABIO TEIXEIRA/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Sir Elton John celebrates his 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
VICTORIA, BC - MARCH 11: Elton John performs on stage at Save On Foods Memorial Centre on March 11, 2017 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Hosts Elton John (L) and David Furnish speak onstage at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Sir Elton John and David Furnish attend the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: David Furnish and Elton John arrive for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
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