Man, 21, breaks in to Dallas Museum of Artwork and causes $5.2m harm as a result of he was ‘offended at is girlfriend’


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A person broke in to a Texas artwork museum and precipitated $5.2m (£4.14m) of injury – as a result of he was offended at his girlfriend, he instructed police.

Brian Hernandez, 21, was seen on CCTV outdoors the Dallas Museum of Artwork at round 9.40pm on Wednesday earlier than going room to room destroying useful artefacts.

Inner safety footage noticed him punch one show case thrice and break a sixth century Greek amphora and a pot that dates again to 450 BC.

The 2 gadgets had a complete estimated worth of $5m (£3.98m), Dallas Police paperwork present.

He additionally destroyed a Kylix Herakles and Nemeon Lion statue price $100,000 (£79,500) and a Batah Kuhuh Alligator Gar fish with the identical worth.

Mr Hernandez confessed throughout a police interview and when requested why he had achieved it, he replied that he received “mad at my woman so broke in and began destroying property”.

CCTV additionally captured him smashing up a laptop computer, telephone, monitor, two wood show indicators and 4 plexiglass show instances.

Hernandez, who was not armed, was taken into custody on the Dallas County Jail and charged with prison mischief of larger than or equal to $300,000. His bail was set at $100,000.

Museum ‘devastated’ by the harm

Dallas Police paperwork included an announcement from the museum, which learn: “This was an remoted incident perpetrated by one particular person appearing alone, whose intent was not theft of artwork or any objects on view on the museum.

“Nonetheless, some artistic endeavors have been broken, and we’re nonetheless within the strategy of assessing the extent of the damages.”

The spokesperson added: “Whereas we’re devastated by this incident, we’re grateful that nobody was harmed.

The museum suffered harm beforehand throughout an incident the place a truck-mounted crane fell on the constructing’s roof, injuring the operator and narrowly lacking a sculpture outdoors.

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