When did someone steal an item off of a Beatle and ended up getting a kiss from one? During the 1964 North American Tour. In a crowd of fans, Ringo's prized St. Christopher Medal gets ripped off his neck by a fan named Angela McGowan. Ringo asks for WABC radio to help get his necklace back, saying that the fan who returns the necklace will get to meet him and get a kiss. I guess Angela decided that meeting a Beatle was a bigger deal than having a stolen Beatle necklace, because she fessed up and got to meet more than just Ringo. This short article first was published in the Long Island Press.
Girl Trades Beatle Kiss for Medal
A teen-aged Manhattan girl who inadvertently stole Ringo Starr's religious medal returned it yesterday and her reward was paid off in kisses.
"I've had it a long time," Starr said as he retrieved his St. Christopher medal from Angie McGowan, 16. The medal is a Catholic religious symbol denoting protection form danger while traveling.
"My auntie gave it to me, " Starr explained. "It's very small, but it means a lot to me."
Angie said she was trying to steal a kiss from Ringo in an early morning crush, was jolted back by the crowd and came away with the medal.
When Starr proffered a kiss of gratitude on Angie's cheek, photographers prevailed upon him to repeat it a score of times. Angie acquiesced gracefully.
The Beatle Paul McCartney happened into the room and added his own kiss on Angie's cheek.
"It was just wonderful," sighed the blissful teenager. "Gee, I wish I could have met the other two."