You’d think that a little news item like that might, I don’t know, make other musicians think twice about leaving their own super-rare instruments laying around.
The violinist was quoted as saying, “It’s heartbreaking when something so rare and so special disappears because, as an artist, it’s part of me.”
By “disappears” she means “left behind in the car for somebody to pry open the window and take,” and by “part of me” she means “belongs to somebody else whose insurance doesn’t cover the $850,000 violin for theft from an auto.”
UPDATE 4/21: The AP is reporting that the violin and bow have been found undamaged in an alley nearby where they were taken, and then turned in to the cops.
That whooshing sound you hear is a certain 20-year-old musician exhaling.