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.

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

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