October 1, 1991

Oct1On this day in 1991, Michael Jackson’s crystal studded glove was stolen.

The world’s most beloved golf glove – the original, crystal-studded mitt that Jackson strutted in the ‘Thriller’ video – was stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit.

A twenty three-year-old local male was visiting the museum and said he “could not control his emotions.” He wore it home and pretended he was Jackson.

In the midst of the glove’s disappearance, MC Hammer set up a phoneline and offered a $50,000 reward for the glove’s return.

The glove was returned days later and a Detroit judge gave the man responsible twenty years of community service rather than the maximum penalty of twelve years in prison.

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