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5 things you didn't know about Popcorn Sutton & his moonshine

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Everyone in Tennessee is familiar with the legend of Popcorn Sutton ... 

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But do YOU know him? Here are 5 things you may not have known:

#1

Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton got his nickname after he attacked a faulty vending machine

His nickname 

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#2

Sutton faced a number of criminal complaints and convictions

He had many bouts with the law

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#3

If his prison sentence seemed light, it was due in part because of his age and failing health

Sutton was in poor health upon his final sentencing

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Sutton was exhumed and reburied, some believe because of vandalism or a family dispute 

He was buried twice

#4

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Sutton was married two years prior to his death. He also had a daughter

He had a wife and daughter

#5

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