British tourist escorted from Graceland after jumping into Elvis Presley's pool
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The staggering moment a Brit jumped into Elvis Presley’s pool while touring Graceland has been captured on camera.
While visiting the house of Elvis Presley in Tennessee, young tourist Tommy Purcell has come under fire after jumping over a ‘do not enter’ barrier and diving into the pool that once belonged to Elvis at his Graceland Estate in Memphis.
Though his wife, Nanny Murphy, has hit back at the hate comments, claiming that people were just envious.
The viral TikTok sees Purcell jumping over the gate guarding the restricted area, walking briskly over the diving board attached to the pool.
He can be seen putting one foot onto it unsteadily, before jumping in with his shorts and trainers still on.
Prior to jumping in, a woman working on the tour could clearly preempt what was about to happen and started running.
But before she could get close, Purcell’s head was already submerged under the protected water.
The couple made a ‘Part 2’ video showing the aftermath of the incident, where the woman can be heard saying: “You're not allowed in there! You're not allowed to do that!”
The video has now been viewed over 14 million times, with people flooding to the comments to express their shock and disbelief over the stunt.
One person in particular said: “How is this funny? People are so disrespectful, I hope he gets arrested.”
But Murphy, Purcell’s wife, decided to hit back at the criticism through a video replying to that particular comment, saying: “Elvis caught someone jumping in his pool once, and he never stopped them, he never got them arrested.
“That’s what a pool is meant for, to jump into. We did get escorted because they don't want anyone else to get the idea to jump into it.
"But we weren't banned, so, yeah. How is that disrespectful? By the way, we love Elvis.”
But people are still unimpressed, with one person saying: “Y’all f**king suck. That is a f**king family home with family members buried FEET AWAY from what you did.
"For the record, I don't think Elvis would find it funny. Seriously, get your heads out your asses and be better.”
And another added: “Such a shame your husband is no better than the people who vandalised the gate outside Elvis’ home back in 2020.”
Tickets for the tour of Graceland start at just $80 (£63) per person, but visitors can purchase VIP tickets which start at $135 (£107).
Purcell isn’t active on social media, but his wife's TikTok account boasts over 20K followers.
She also posted their visit on Instagram, posing next to what looked to be Elvis’ bedroom.