Well, pilgrim, Portland has finally gotten as weird as possible.
Police say a man walked into Belmont video-rental store Movie Madness this afternoon around 1:15 pm and stole two guns from classic films: John Wayne's Winchester rifle from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and William Holden's shotgun from The Wild Bunch.
The accused thief then rode away on a mountain bike.
"That just doesn't seem right, does it?" says Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson, when asked if somebody had really stolen John Wayne's gun.
Movie Madness keeps a wide range of cinema memorabilia on display. Simpson says the Wild Bunch shotgun was a prop. But Wayne's rifle—donated to Movie Madness in 2000 by a propmaster on the John Ford film—is real.
"That gun is a working gun," Simpson says.
Here's the suspect:
And here's the Winchester: