Cleaning crew finds $172,000 violin student left on Philly-bound bus

    Police are asking for the public’s help recovering a rare violin worth $172,000 that was left on board a Boston-to-Philadelphia bus by a groggy music student from Taiwan.

    Philadelphia police say the instrument was left in an overhead bin on a Megabus late last night.

    Update, 3:45 p.m. The Associated Press reports the violin has been found. Megabus USA Director Bryony Chamberlain said a cleaning crew foudn the expensive instrument. Mt. Airy Violins and Bows had offered a loaner in the meantime.

    Muchen Hsieh says a Taiwanese culture foundation lent her the violin as she studies at the New England Conservatory in Boston. It was made in 1835 by Vincenzo Jorio in Naples.

    Lt. John Walker says the instrument can be returned to Philadelphia police, no questions asked.

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