Garage attendant accidentally destroys pricey violin with car

A Manhattan parking-garage attendant allegedly ran over an unlikely accident victim: a precious violin.

Californian Beth Bergman claims she and her daughter were unloading their belongings from a vehicle at a West 51st Street parking garage last August when an employee drove over their valuable Degani violin.

The instrument, still in its case, was “within arm’s reach” and “immediately adjacent” to Bergman and her daughter, they charge in an $85,000 Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit against the parking garage.

The boss at the parking garage defended his employee.

“We didn’t do anything wrong,” Victor Asitimbay told The Post. “If you have something very special, you don’t put it on the floor.”

“Her daughter was crying like somebody died,” he said. “It’s not our fault, because they leave it on the floor. It [was] scary because they screamed like the guy run over a baby or something.”

 

NY POST

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