Man broke into art museum and destroyed $5million worth of irreplaceable ancient Greek artifacts after fight with girlfriend

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A 21-year-old man walked into an art museum and damaged $5 million worth of rare ancient Greek treasures after a fight with his fiancee.

Security guards arrested Brian Hernandez, 21, during his rampage Wednesday night at the Dallas Museum of Art.

He then told Dallas cops he damaged the priceless old artwork because he was “crazy with his daughter.”

Hernandez ruined at least three 2,500-year-old Greek antiquities before he arrived.

He also smashed a current Native American artifact, a Greek cup dating to around 540 BCE, and the museum’s glass front door.

Hernandez’s fury was estimated at $5,153,000 at the time.

6th century BCE black-figure panel amphora destroyed by Hernandez6th century BCE red-figure pyxis destroyed by HernandezHernandez began his rampage at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday night, when he smashed the museum’s glass front door with a metal chair.

Hernandez is seen on security video smashing through two display cases and other antique artwork with a stool, police say. Two of the pieces were a pair of pots worth $5 million when purchased together.

At one point, he grabbed a contemporary $10,000 Native American porcelain effigy and threw it to the ground, smashing it into pieces. He also destroyed a $100,000 Ancient Greek cup.

“The things that were damaged in the display cases are rare ancient relics that are extremely valuable and one of a kind,” police said in an affidavit.

Black-figure kylix destroyed by Hernandez worth $100,000, dating from the 6th century BCE

Hernandez began his rampage at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday night, when he smashed the museum’s glass front door with a metal chair.

Hernandez is seen on security video smashing through two display cases and other antique artwork with a stool, police say. Two of the pieces were a pair of pots worth $5 million when purchased together.

At one point, he grabbed a contemporary $10,000 Native American porcelain effigy and threw it to the ground, smashing it into pieces. He also destroyed a $100,000 Ancient Greek cup.

“The things that were damaged in the display cases are rare ancient relics that are extremely valuable and one of a kind,” police said in an affidavit.

A bottle with a contemporary Native American image worth approximately $10,000.  Security footage shows Hernandez lifting the object and smashing it to the ground

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