Fox 6 Now Milwaukee is reporting that Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond was tased Monday by two hoodlums, who then made off with his Lipinski Stradivarius. Ouch.
It’s amazing more instruments aren’t stolen. Most musicians aren’t built like the Ultimate Warrior, and the upside of a successful theft could be tens of thousands, minus the obvious residual bad karma.
Maybe it’s time we start looking at cheaper schemes for getting our classical kicks — like instruments made from uh, bike parts?
Anyway, if you live in Milwaukee be on the lookout for an old-school Dodge or Chrysler minivan, because of course that was the getaway vehicle.
One reply on “$6M Strad stolen after owner TASED”
Part of the answer to why more instruments are not stolen might be that the average criminal willing to ‘tase-and-take has no clue how to fence anything worth $6000, much less $6 mill… Pawn shop?