Another musician is missing some treasured instruments, except this time they weren't left in a cab. Jazz musician Matthew Jodrell took the N train home after performing in Lower Manhattan on Sunday night, but an evening of jazz music is enough to make anyone nod off (we kid) and that's exactly what he did. Now he's out one Swiss flugelhorn and a Bach Stradivarius trumpet!
The NY Times talked to Jodrell, who told them, “When the train went under water, I fell asleep, somewhere there around Queensboro Plaza. My pocket was slashed, but he did not manage to get my wallet. He was really slick. He must have slit my pants swiftly and quickly.” While he didn't get away with any cash, he did get the instruments, which are valued at $10,000 together.
He noticed the missing possessions when he awoke just before the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard stop, and reported it to the 114th Precinct. The trumpet was on loan from one of his Juilliard professors, where he'll return to study for a 2nd year next week.