FBI Seizes John Lennon’s Fingerprints In Manhattan

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI has seized a set of John Lennon’s fingerprints from a Manhattan memorabilia shop.

U.S. agents removed the item on Wednesday from the store, called Gotta Have It!

The New York Times says the signed fingerprint card was made at a police station on May 8, 1976. It bears the name John Winston Ono Lennon. At the time, Lennon was applying for citizenship.

Spokesman James Margolin said the FBI is investigating how the item “came to be up for auction.”

A store owner, Peter Siegel, said Homeland Security also had inquired about the card.

Siegel said an unidentified concert promoter bought it at a Beatles convention about two decades ago.

Saturday would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Grapost

    I wish the media would STOP promoting and portraying John Lennon as some kind of Saint. He was a great musician AND THAT IS ALL! As a person he was very eccentric, Abusive and Violent towards women, a regular drug user and a Heroin Addict in the early 70’s, prone to rediculous publicity stunts for Peace that accomplished NOTHING, not very educated, and a lousy, absentee, uncaring father to his first son Julian. He had NO OTHER successes in his life outside of music. There are 1,000 other people who did more for the Peace movment that sing songs and make speeches who got no MEDIA COVERAGE. He owes much of his importance to being a “Darling Of The Media” for the past 46 years. I have been a Beatles fan since I was 12 years old in 1964, but I can still be OBJECTIVE, which the media has never been with Lennon. As Paul McCartney said in his Bio, “ever since John died people have tried to make him out to be Martin Luther Lennon. He was just a regualar guy, and no more.” Which is the TRUTH! But the comment was later removed after a HUGE outcry by the media and fans. People don’t want the truth, they want to believe in the myths the media creates.

  • HBD

    What do they want with a dead persons finger prints. Was he the early manifestation of a terrorist. Did Obama order this. Homeland security was in on it? Wow what a protected country we live in.

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  • Ian Frome

    How could the FBI waste their time on this? They have much bigger priorities. What a waste of taxpayer’s money!

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