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Quint's Stradivarius spends day in cab

April 24, 2008 at 8:06 PM

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Renowned violinist Philippe Quint said he has recovered a borrowed $4 million Stradivarius violin that spent a day in the back of a New York cab.

Quint said he inadvertently left the instrument in the back of Mohamed Khalil's minivan cab after the taxi picked him up from Newark Airport shortly after midnight Monday morning, the New York Post reported Thursday.

The musician said he spent most of the day Monday on the phone trying to locate the cab that he hoped still contained the precious violin. He said Khalil attempted to refuse a cash reward for returning the item, but Quint insisted that the cabbie saved his life.

"I was thinking which way I was going to commit suicide if I didn't find it," Quint said he told Khalil.

He said the Stradivarius is now "glued to my body."

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