KATU.com today reports that the movie prop guns that were on display at Movie Madness (a Winchester rifle used by John Wayne in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and a shotgun used by William Holden in The Wild Bunch (1969)) and stolen last Summer were returned to the store by a third party this past weekend. In July 2012, the Hollywood memorabilia was stolen from the store and captured on video in the Portland, Oregon store. Law enforcement are still asking for the public’s help finding Erick Duanne Johnson, 47, based on the evidence in the video tape recording of the theft, and Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to Johnson’s arrest.
The latest update can be found at KATU.com (see “Stolen movie prop guns returned to Portland video store”):
The Original Prop Blog reported on this story previously:
- Movie Prop Thief Caught On Tape – Police Seek Man Who Stole John Wayne & William Holden Prop Guns
- Movie Prop Thief Caught On Tape UPDATE – Police Seek Help Finding Erick Duane Johnson
If you have any information you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-4357.