Rapper Kosha Dillz’s Car Got Broken Into While He Was Performing at Hotel Utah

And to add insult to injury, he also got a street cleaning ticket.

On Thursday, March 30, the trilingual Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz put on a knock-out show at Hotel Utah, replete with matzah and pickles. But while he was performing, a shitty thing happened: The back window in his 2007 Honda Accord was smashed in, and both his and DJ Aaron Mendelsberg’s clothing were stolen. Mendelsberg’s credit card was also taken and the culprit racked up $1,000 in charges. 

It could have been worse, and Dillz, who is currently on tour through May, realizes this, too. “Luckily, we didn’t get anything stolen like computers or DJ turntables,” he says.

But, to make matters worse, Dillz was greeted not only by a shattered window when he returned to his car, but to a parking ticket, as well. The city of San Francisco is charging the rapper $71 because his car was parked during street cleaning hours. It’s not clear whether or not the parking enforcement officer saw that Dillz’s car window was broken — or if they even cared.

Come on, you know you want this….

Always an upbeat guy, Dillz filmed this short video after returning his car, because come on, what a shock that must have been! All of the money he just made from the Hotel Utah show is now going toward the ticket and window repair. If you want to help him out, he suggests buying merch through his online store.

Unfortunately, car thefts and break-ins are a common occurrence in S.F., and they’re especially prevalent among touring bands. Just last week, Backwards Dancer lost thousands of dollars in equipment when their van was broken into in Pleasanton.

This is a serious problem, and one that needs to be addressed, lest bands stop touring here for fear of car break-ins. The question, though, is how do we stop this? Touring bands have A LOT of shit they carry around, so asking them to hide their belongings or use cars other than vans simply won’t work. Maybe they should hire body guards to watch their cars while they’re away from them? Then again, maybe S.F. should do a better job at patrolling streets to prevent these break-ins in the first place. And they definitely shouldn’t give broken-into cars tickets, because come on. That’s just rude. 

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