SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A 106-year-old violin was returned to its owner Tuesday after it was stolen from a car in San Francisco.
Clinton Heise had left the violin in his car for a few hours Monday, but thieves smashed in a window, and grabbed everything they could, including the violin.READ MORE: Dungeness Crab May Soon Be Sold Off Boats At San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Heise thought the instrument was gone for good until San Francisco police recovered the violin in the city’s Tenderloin Monday night.READ MORE: Separate Truck Crashes Along Interstate 880 In East Bay Foul Morning Traffic
“I was so ecstatic. They told me they had the instrument, and I was like, no way. Just what are the odds? I was so happy,” Heise told KPIX 5.
Heise said losing the violin was like losing a child, and that it had helped him recover from a motorcycle accident.MORE NEWS: California Adds Only 47,400 Jobs In September; Unemployment Rate At 7.5%