Graverobber steals Teeth from Brahms and Strauss, wants Museum

Ein tschechischer Grabräuber hat jahrelang Gruften und Gräber geöffnet und die Zähne von toten Berühmtheiten geklaut, unter anderem die von Johannes Brahms und Waltzerkönig Johann Strauss Jr. („An der schönen blauen Donau“ aus Kubricks „2001“). Jetzt will er mit seinen Zähnen aus Promi-Skulls ein Museum eröffnen. Quelle für die Meldung ist offenbar die Kronen Zeitung aus Österreich, die ich ums verrecken nicht verlinken werde, aber die Sache ist zu bizarr, um sie nicht zu bloggen:

A Czech man known only as “OJ” (the initials of his first and last name) filmed himself purportedly breaking into the tombs of Romantic composer Johannes Brahms and Waltz King Johann Strauss, Jr. in the Viennese Central Cemetery to steal their teeth for a dental museum he either already owns or wants to open. In the film, he picks up a skull and removes a tooth with a pair of pliers, then walks past grave after grave undisturbed. He uploaded the video to his website along with pictures of an open grave and of Brahms’ dental prosthesis.

None of the stories link to the website, but one of the early articles written about this story in the Austrian press quotes OJ complimenting the quality of Brahms’ dentures: “The prosthesis is a bunch of excellent work, made of rubber and porcelain. It must have been a contemporary Viennese dentist ….” Don’t worry, though. He assures us that “this project is charitable and noble. I did not want to get the teeth of the composer into the wrong hands.”

Grave robber steals teeth of Brahms, Strauss (Bild: Jade-Toothed Skull)