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Man allegedly wrecks $5 million in art at Dallas museum

A person broke right into a Dallas museum Wednesday night time and destroyed greater than $5 million in historic, irreplaceable art items as a result of he “got mad at his girl,” officers mentioned.

Brian Hernandez, 21, reportedly determined to take his anger out by breaking and getting into into the Dallas Museum of Art and smashing a number of vessels, bowls and collectible figurines valued at a whopping $5,153,000, based on an arrest warrant obtained by NBC 5.

Hernandez allegedly used a steel chair to smash the glass entrance to the museum at about 9:40 p.m. Once inside, he used a stool to destroy the uncommon and irreplaceable art items, police mentioned.

He allegedly informed museum guards who discovered him with the destroyed objects that he “got mad at his girl so he broke in and started destroying property,” based on the arrest doc.

The guards had Hernandez sit on a bench whereas they referred to as police. When officers arrived, they arrested him for felony mischief higher than $300,000.

According to surveillance footage and police, Hernandez allegedly destroyed two historic painted vessels — a Greek amphora relationship again to sixth Century BCE and a Greek pyxis relationship again to fifth century BCE — which had a mixed worth of $5 million.

He additionally smashed a Greek ceramic bowl from 550 BCE value about $100,000 and a Caddo alligator figurine valued at $10,000 to items.

To get his palms on the items, Hernandez allegedly shattered two show circumstances value $17,000 every. A museum computer, telephone, bench and signage have been additionally broken.

The Dallas Museum of Art mentioned it’s nonetheless in the method of assessing the whole extent of the damages.

“While we are devastated by this incident, we are grateful that no one was harmed,” museum directors mentioned in a press release. “The safety of our staff and visitors, along with the care and protection of the art in our stewardship, are our utmost priorities.”

Hernandez is being held in Dallas County Jail on a bond of $100,000.

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