Grey’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo Was the Victim of a Thief While on Vacay

Poor Ellen Pompeo can’t seem to catch a break! Although it is undoubtedly exhausting to dodge so many near-death experiences and heartbreaking traumas in the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, the Grey’s Anatomy actor had to muster up enough energy while on vacation to chase down a thief.

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Pompeo revealed the dramatic turn of events on Instagram Friday afternoon, explaining that she was the victim of a burglary while vacationing in Italy.

“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. 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….” Pompeo captioned a photo of the Italian police.

The actor continued in self-described “horrible Italian”: “Also, I hope you were smiling because e Sarai catturato perche sei in macchina.” Loosely translated, this means, “And you will be captured because you are in the machine.” Or, in other words, the thief likely got caught on camera. Don’t mess with Meredith Grey, y’all.

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Prior to the attempted robbery, Pompeo and her family seemed to be enjoying some well-deserved R&R. One sweet vacation photo shows Pompeo’s daughters, Stella Luna and Sienna May, staring out over a bridge at a beautiful sunset.

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Given that Pompeo just wrapped Season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy, the busy actor/mama is due a relaxing stretch of time off to focus on her family. In fact, it’s something she is apparently looking forward to doing much more in the near future (much to the chagrin of Grey’s fans). “I want to be more involved in my kids’ lives as they get older,” Pompeo told Us Weekly in an interview last week. “And they need me more, and this world is such a crazy place.”

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Accordingly, Pompeo explained, “There is an end and it’s nearing.” Of course, fans have at least one more season to look forward to — Grey’s was renewed through Season 15 in April, making it the longest-running primetime drama in ABC’s history.

But when the time comes for Grey’s to end, Pompeo says she’ll be happy to hang up her acting hat… possibly forever. We predict many more Italian vacations (sans purse thieves!) in Dr. Grey’s future.

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