Thieves took baby grand piano from Detroit hotel

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A Detroit hotel says thieves made off with a baby grand piano by telling staff they were taking the rare instrument for a tune-up.

Police say two men lifted a Boston Steinway Baby Grand Piano onto a dolly to wheel it out of a fourth-floor conservatory of the downtown Detroit Hotel near the end of lunchtime on July 14.

Vinny Steel, the head of hotel security, said employees asked the men what they were doing, but were let alone to whisk the instrument away after explaining it was going for some musical servicing.

“We found it very strange,” Steel said.

20 thoughts on “Thieves took baby grand piano from Detroit hotel

  1. ranu802 November 3, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    Hey those thieves,had to be more than one to whisk the baby grand,I wonder if there was a musician among them.To steal a baby grand has to be the most interesting story I read.I think the talented musician aka a thief got a chance to show his skill,he urgently needed a piano.The hotel was the right place, where else can you find a bunch of people who didn’t care and only asked for something to do.The employees duty was to alert someone,not just happy to hear it was going for servicing!


    • Danny James November 3, 2013 / 8:55 pm

      You got everything right! Thanks for commenting.



  2. atrm61 October 18, 2013 / 2:05 am

    Ha!ha!Clever thieves with amazing skills to be bale to “whisk” away a Baby grand piano on a dolly -am sure Mr Steel saw to the “secure-it-ee” perfectly ;-)A delightful piece,this!


      • Danny James October 18, 2013 / 11:18 am

        Thanks! Appreciate the comment. Don’t you just hate it when you make a typo and have to admit an “opps” comment? It’s happened to me a few times.



        • atrm61 October 18, 2013 / 2:41 pm

          Ha!ha!I call myself the “typo Queen” 😛 Am DJ to my close friends from school too-though the initials mean something else 😀


  3. dailyshorts October 17, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    Interesting that Mr. Steel would be head of security. 🙂 Enjoyed reading this bit of ‘breaking news’.


    • Danny James October 17, 2013 / 2:29 pm

      Guilty as charged on Mr. Steel.
      Thanks for your comment!



  4. jannatwrites October 17, 2013 / 11:13 am

    Mr. Steel…hahaha…

    A baby grand on a dolly – I see that all the time 🙂


  5. Christine October 17, 2013 / 12:54 am

    Fun story – has a bit of a “Leverage” feel to it.


  6. KymmInBarcelona October 16, 2013 / 7:39 am

    haha Totally believable.
    love the idea of two men ‘whisking away’ a baby grand piano!
    Also, feeling kinda sorry for Mr. Steel (and, har har).


    • Danny James October 16, 2013 / 8:23 am

      I enjoyed adding Mr. Steel. Glad you caught it. Thanks for the comment.



  7. trifectawriting October 16, 2013 / 4:06 am

    Nice write. Love the last line especially. Thanks for linking up and tell one and all to join us for our Trifecta 99 party!


  8. lovethebadguy October 15, 2013 / 11:52 pm

    How sad is it that I could very easily imagine this winding up in a newspaper somewhere?

    😉 Nice work!


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