VOICES OF MONTEREY BAY -- He was in San Francisco, so Mescall decided to visit the music department on the San Francisco State campus Friday afternoon before the second night. He went in to talk to the music director, who asked him what he’d done with his cello. Mescall told him it was in the car, parked in the lot. The music director advised him to retrieve it immediately, that there’d been a rash of break-ins recently.
Sure enough, the back passenger window was broken out of Mescall’s vehicle. The cello was missing. A classic smash-and-grab.