Eliot Ness Plaque Not 'Untouchable' Eliot Ness busted Chicago gangster Al Capone, a real-life deed that later inspired the TV series and movie The Untouchables. He moved on to Cleveland in the 1930s. A grateful city commemorated his service by putting up a plaque. Recently, that plaque was stolen from police headquarters. Cleveland police are asking for help in finding the thief. Too bad Ness isn't available.

Eliot Ness Plaque Not 'Untouchable'

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good Morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Nobody stopped the legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness. He was the agent who busted Al Capone. He's the one played by Kevin Costner in that movie, "The Untouchables." After his success, Eliot Ness came to Cleveland in the 1930s, and the grateful city commemorated his service by putting up a plaque, which has now been stolen from police headquarters. Cleveland police are asking for help in finding the person who fingered the untouchable.

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