A man entered the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas (USA) on Wednesday and destroyed ancient pieces of art valued at more than 5 million dollars because “he was angry with his girl”, reported the authorities quoted by NBС 5 .
According to the arrest warrant, 21-year-old Brian Hernandez smashed the museum’s glass entrance with a metal chair and, once inside, intentionally destroyed $5,153,000 worth of art and material, including various vessels. and statues.
A guard from the cultural establishment told the police that they went to investigate the place and asked Hernández what he was doing, to which he replied that “he got mad at his girl, so he broke into [the museum] and started destroying the property”.
Security camera footage shows Hernández smashing at least two display cases valued at $17,000 with a stool, then proceeding to destroy two ancient painted vessels: a Greek amphora from the 6th century BC and a Greek pyx from the 5th century BC. whose combined value was $5 million.
“The items in the display cases that were destroyed are extremely precious and unique rare antique items,” police said.
Hernandez confessed to destroying the museum’s property and is currently being held in the Dallas County Jail on $100,000 bail charged with criminal mischief.
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