Composer is carjacked in Baltimore

Composer is carjacked in Baltimore


norman lebrecht

July 26, 2017

This is Sarah Hughes on her way to play.

Sarah is a composer, saxophonist and teacher.

And this is what happened to her:

I was carjacked last night by a pair of boys, approximately 16 and 14 years of age. I was parked and ready to attend a jam session at E23rd and N Calvert in Baltimore when I was attacked. They threw me into the street from my car after punching my mouth six times and kicking me too. As the one who punched me got into the back seat with my saxophone I pleaded for him to let me keep it but he just said “no bitch” and as I clung to the door frame, they sped away. I flagged down someone in the street and they let me use their phone to call the police. I reported the make and model (Hyundai Elantra) and my license plate (1CR3563) immediately, and also told them my saxophone, purse, keys, phone, and wallet (with $150 in cash from my gig that day :(( were all taken from me. The police said they would send someone. When the cop showed up 15 – 20 minutes later he asked what my license plate was because the dispatcher did not record it. :-0 They then made the alert that my car was stolen, asking me two more times for the car’s information. Please, if you can help me look out for my horn in pawn shops, I would really appreciate that. It’s a Selmer Mark VI with the serial number 236676.




  • Bruce says:

    How horrible. Best of luck getting your instrument & car back.

  • DrummerMan says:

    Thank goodness she is alive to tell the story.

  • NYYgirl says:

    So sorry to hear & so glad she is physically ok

  • vivian adelberg rudow says:

    Really sorry. Thats a bad neighborhood!

  • The View from America says:

    Ah, Baltimore. The garden spot of America.