Message from Melanie Erena, a member of Chicago’s Civic Orchestra:
‘San Francisco horn players: I am here vacationing with my family. Without thinking, I left my horn in the car while we went to dinner. We came back to the rental car to find the window smashed and the horn gone.
‘This happened today (Sunday) between 4:30 and 6:30pm right across from Pier 19. Please, please, PLEASE keep your eye out for it…Karl Hill Geyer in a Marcus Bonna case. Serial numbers:
Under 2nd valve: 309
Under 3rd valve (made in June 2002): 0602’
UPDATE: It has been found! San Francisco Police Department recovered the instrument only a few hours after the theft.