What happened minute by minute at the Dallas Museum of Art when an intruder called 911

When Dallas police arrived at the Dallas Museum of Art on the night of June 1, they found its glass entrance smashed. Inside, a 21-year-old man, identified by police as Brian Hernandez, was sitting on a bench, according to police.

Moving between three floors of the building, police said, Hernandez seriously damaged at least four pieces of art in the museum — three ancient Greek vessels and a modern Native American work — in addition to other property.

These are the 4 artifacts smashed in the DMA by an intruder

Hernandez entered the museum around 9:46 p.m, police said, and immediately began throwing objects on the ground. from 9:50 p.mhe claims to have broken three pieces from the 5th and 6th centuries BC

A 6th-century BC Greek amphora, a type of vessel used for storage, was among the items badly damaged at the DMA.

The police arrived at the museum around 10:16 in the evening, 30 minutes after Hernandez’s destructive spree began, they said. Hernandez was arrested and charged with embezzlement of $300,000 or more. His attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

Here’s the full timeline of events, according to 911 calls and police records. Police based their description, they said, on security footage and an examination of the museum.

The break-in

Regarding 9:40 p.mHernandez approached the museum’s front entrance on Flora Street holding a metal chair, police said.

Hernandez entered the museum and began throwing items on the ground, including a laptop, according to police. He went further into the building, where he overturned a bench and destroyed two wooden signs, police said.

From there, head to the second floor, where you enter the museum’s Ancient Mediterranean Gallery. Inside, police say, he punched a glass display case several times.

He exits the gallery and returns to the entrance of the museum, where he picks up a metal stool. He then went back upstairs to the ancient Mediterranean gallery and hit two more display cases, police said, shattering them and breaking three ancient Greek pottery inside. He cracked a third case before leaving, according to police.

Note: Exact location unknown
Note: Exact location unknown(Michael Hogue)

Hernandez left the Mediterranean Gallery and entered the Decorative Arts and Design Gallery on the third floor of the museum, police said. He used a rack to smash four storefronts, according to police.

Note: Exact location unknown
Note: Exact location unknown(Michael Hogue)

Hernandez appeared in the museum’s hallway back to the first floor, where he picked up a phone and threw it to the ground, according to police. He walked south across the hall and picked up a hand sanitizer stand, which he used to smash another glass display case, police said. Reaching inside, he picked up a contemporary Native American piece of art and threw it to the ground, breaking it, according to police.

911 is calling

Police records show that at 9:58 p.m, 911 receives a call from the DMA that is flagged as an outage. One minute later, another call from DMA went to a 911 dispatcher.

“Hey, I’m at the Dallas Museum of Art,” says a man. “Come get me.”

The police contacted museum security, reaching them at approx 10:03 in the evening In a call that lasted about 2½ minutes, the 911 dispatcher told security, “I don’t know if there’s anybody in your building.”

The dispatcher reads back the phone number of the 911 call received, confirming with Roblez that it is at the museum.

“The only other person I know here is the security,” says Robles.

The dispatcher then played a recording of the call to Robles to see if he recognized the voice. Robles says he doesn’t.

The dispatcher asks if Robles wants to send the police to the museum or if he wants to check out the situation first. Robles says his group will check again first, telling her, “I have three officers. Everyone is about to split up.

Police received two more calls from the museum, records show. The first one is marked as a break. Police are treating the incident as a burglary 10:05 in the evening The second is a man believed to be the thief again.

“Hi, I’m at the Dallas Museum of Art,” says a man.

“What’s the physical address over there?” a dispatcher asks.

“I just stormed in,” he says.

At some point before, during or just after the series of calls, Hernandez walked north across the hall and then back south to the entrance where he originally went inside, according to police. He damaged a computer monitor and another phone, police said. Security then discovered him, according to police, though it’s unclear exactly when.

Employees are responsible for 10:10 in the evening and arrive at the museum around 10:16 in the evening They found Hernandez sitting on a bench just inside the building after being detained by security, they said. Hernandez was arrested in 10:21 a.m afternoon

Police said another DMA security guard, Luis Gomez, who was with Hernandez at the museum, told them a motion sensor had gone off, prompting them to check security cameras. After seeing wires on the ground in the hall, Gomez and Robles headed to the area where they found Hernandez, according to police.

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