Don’t you dare try to ruin Dr. Meredith Grey’s vacation.
Ellen Pompeo‘s trip to Italy took a dramatic turn today when the Grey’s Anatomy star revealed on Instagram that she was the victim of a burglary.
“My purse was stolen from right under my nose!! I blame the rose!! But Grazia to whoever stole it for dropping it on the street exactly in tact,” she shared on Instagram Friday afternoon. “I was tracking my phone and chasing you down…had I caught you… it would not have ended well for you… I am nice but lets not forget my heritage… NAPOLITANO….”
Ellen continued, “Also I hope you were smiling because e Sarai catturato perche sei in macchina. Please forgive my horrible Italian.”
What she’s trying to say is the person or persons responsible may be on camera.
Italy police saw Ellen’s Instagram post and appreciated her supportive message. “#Thankyou @EllenPompeo #GreysAnatomy Happy to know the #Police in #Florence helped you,” the department wrote online.
As for co-star Giacomo Gianniotti—also known as Dr. Andrew DeLuca—he wishes he could be there to catch the person responsible.
“Cmon Ellen! You didn’t hit up your boy for an Italian translation? Haha I’ll be there in July and I’ll be on the prowl for your boy, he don’t stand a chance,” he wrote in the comments section. “Glad you are safe!”
Ultimately, this pre-summer vacation still has some good moments. In previous Instagrams, Ellen shared some of the amazing sights in and around Florence. And yes, she’s even practicing some Italian. “Firenze,” she shared online.
Here’s to a smooth (and safe) final days of vacation.