Luckily, the local music store replaced his instrument and even provided a light-saber-inspired bow and he's back out on the street.
Being a street artist is hard, even if you're not attacked. In San Francisco we've had the Human Jukebox at Fisherman's Wharf. The guy sits in his silver-painted cardboard box. Drop in some money and the "door" pops open and a trumpet pokes out and plays a selection.
My musical favorite has always been Norbert Yancey, who's played guitar and sung for forty years by Ghirardelli Square. I spoke with him many years ago--and even played at his same corner once!