Man Breaks Into Dallas Museum of Art and Smashes Artworks, Including Several Greek Artifacts

A guy got into the Dallas Museum of Art on Wednesday night, considerably harmful a number of art work, consisting of 3 Greek artifacts and a modern Native American piece.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Brian Hernandez, 21, shattered the museum’s glass entryway with a metal chair. When within, he started targeting the collection. Amongst the casualties of his vandalism was a 6th-century BCE Greek amphora, a ceramic vessel utilized to save liquids, and a Greek box dated from 450 BCE.

Police stated Hernandez likewise damaged a fragile bowl from ancient Greece embellished with vignettes of Heracles combating the Nemean lion. A ceramic Caddo bottle illustrating an alligator worth $10,000 was pulled from its shown case and shattered on the museum flooring. A lots smaller sized items likewise suffered small damage.

” While we are ravaged by this event, we are grateful that nobody was damaged. The security of our personnel and visitors, in addition to the care and security of the art in our stewardship, are our utmost concerns,” the museum stated in a declaration.

Hernandez apparently called 911 on himself while inside the museum prior to being captured by DMA security. He admitted to authorities and is presently apprehended at the Dallas County Jail on a charge of criminal mischief. In addition to the collection pieces, he is likewise implicated of triggering 10s of countless dollars of damage to museum residential or commercial property consisting of display screen cases and furnishings.

The Dallas Morning News reported that a DMA guard informed authorities that Hernandez stated “he got mad at his woman so he broke in and began ruining home.”

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