Did you steal Yoko Ono’s rock?

Toronto police are investigating the theft of a rock–like, a pebble–from the Yoko Ono exhibit at the Gardiner Museum.

The rock, inscribed with something Yoko wrote, was part of an installation called “The Riverbed” (it looks like it sounds) in which visitors were invited to pick up a series of rocks to see what’s written upon them. There’s nothing about the exhibit that says you can pop the rock in your pocket and leave the building.

The wayward rock has “love yourself” written on it and is said to be worth $17,500.

The rock went walking last month but with few clues to go on, cops are appealing to the public to help find the thief–a woman, aged 55 to 60–who exited with the rock around 5:30 pm on March 12. She just picked it up and walked away with it.

Not very Canadian, lady. Do the right thing and bring it back.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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