British tourist has been branded ‘disrespectful’ after jumping into Elvis Presley’s pool at Graceland before being thrown out

THIS is the shocking moment a British tourist jumped into Elvis Presley’s swimming pool at Graceland.

The video shows Tommy Purcell taking a quick swim at the rock ‘n’ roll king’s estate in Memphis, Tennessee, before being nabbed by shocked security guards.

A Brit was caught swimming in Elvis' pool at Graceland


A Brit was caught swimming in Elvis’ pool at Graceland
Tommy Purcell with his wife Nanny Murphy


Tommy Purcell with his wife Nanny MurphyPhoto credit: Instagram/ @nannyxmurphy17
Security found him violating the rules


Security found him violating the rulesPhoto credit: TikTok /@nannyxmurphy17_
He was escorted off the premises


He was escorted off the premisesPhoto credit: TikTok /@nannyxmurphy17_

The clip, posted on TikTok by his wife Nanny Murphy, shows the cheeky tourist climbing over a gate with a sign reading “Restricted Area: No Trespassing.”

Tommy, already stripped down to his shorts, confidently walks across the pool before jumping off the diving board into the water.

But when he takes the plunge with his shoes still on, a security woman realizes what is happening and sprints over.

The video, which has been liked over 650,000 times, was posted with the caption: “My husband jumped into the Elvis pool.”

In a second clip, a woman can be heard screaming at Tommy: “You’re not allowed in there!” You’re not allowed to do that!’

As he strolled away, Tommy replied, “Are you serious?”

He is then seen being escorted out of the property by a male security guard.

Viewers jumped on the comments and criticized the couple.

One person wrote: “How is this funny? People are so disrespectful and I hope he got arrested.”

Another said: “Bro when I saw this my blood boiled. It makes me so angry how people think it’s okay!”

In a later video, Nanny defended her husband’s actions.

She bit back, “No, it’s not disrespectful because it’s just about jumping into a pool.”

“Elvis once caught someone jumping into his pool and he didn’t stop him or arrest him, he let him stay in the pool.

“We were escorted because they don’t want anyone else to think of rushing in. And we weren’t banned, so yeah. How is that disrespectful?’

“By the way, we love Elvis.”

Graceland is the second most visited private home in America, after the White House. More than 650,000 people come through its doors every year.

Elvis lived at the property until his death on August 16, 1977, when he was found unconscious after a heart attack.

He was only 42 years old.

In total, the property is worth between $400 million and $500 million (£335 million to £418 million), according to a Rolling Stone report in 2020.

In 1982 the property was opened to the public for tours.

It came after another British tourist was convicted of defacing Rome’s historic Colosseum.

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Ivan Dimitrov, also known as Ivan Hawkins, was filmed scribbling his name on the 2,000-year-old monument – along with that of his girlfriend Hayley Bracey.

The incident is being investigated by Italian police.

Elvis Presley bought the Graceland estate when he was just 22 years old


Elvis Presley bought the Graceland estate when he was just 22 years old


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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