Selfie-Taking Student Breaks Statue’s Leg

By ABC News

Mar 20, 2014 12:05pm

A student in Italy learned the hard way that there is at least one place in the world where you cannot take a selfie.

Staffers at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan revealed this week that the leg of one of the museum’s early 19th-century statues had snapped off.

The culprit, Italian media reports museum officials as saying, was a student who climbed on the statue to take a photograph of himself on the statue.

The identity of the student has not been released but his or her antics were reportedly captured by security cameras inside the museum.

The statue, located in one of the museum’s hallways, is a 200-year-old plaster copy of the “Drunken Satyr,” a third-century Greek sculpture.

The original sculpture is preserved, with both legs intact, in Munich.

The statue that was damaged was on its way to being restored for Expo 2015, the world fair to be held next year in Milan.

Museum officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

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