Dallas man broke into museum, damaged art worth millions because he was ‘mad at his girl,’ police say


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A 21-yr-old male was arrested Wednesday evening soon after allegedly breaking into the Dallas Museum of Artwork and harming items worthy of upwards of $5 million. 

Brian Hernandez broke into the museum soon just before 10 p.m. and commenced a destructive rampage, in accordance to police. He allegedly broke into a show case and smashed a 6th century B.C. Greek amphora and a Greek pot relationship to 450 B.C. and worth about $5 million.  

Brian Hernandez is charged with criminal mischief and faces five years to life in prison. 

Brian Hernandez is charged with criminal mischief and faces five several years to lifetime in prison. 
(Dallas Law enforcement Section)

Also smashed had been a bowl from 6th century B.C., value about $100,000, and a ceramic Caddo effigy bottle valued at about $10,000.

Museum protection rushed to apprehend Hernandez, who was unarmed, police said. According to an affidavit, Hernandez informed officers he broke in mainly because “he acquired mad at his girl so he broke in and started off destroying house.” 


Hernandez is billed with criminal mischief of additional than or equivalent to $300,000, carrying up to 5 a long time to lifestyle in prison. 

He was booked Thursday into the Dallas County jail with bond established at $100,000. It was not instantly obvious if he had retained an lawyer who could talk on his behalf. 

DMA told Fox Information no 1 was harmed in the split-in and the museum is still evaluating the extent of the harm. The museum remained open to the general public on Thursday. 

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The split-in arrived just various times just after a person disguised as an aged female in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the protecting glass surrounding the famed portray of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The assault still left a white smear on the glass, but the painting by itself was not ruined. 


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