Man knocks over statue while taking selfie
May 9, 2016 | 33 comments
The scene of the crime - Lisbon's Rossio station. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Christine Zenino
A man in Portugal was arrested by police after managing to destroy a historic statue at a train station.
Selfie-takers can be notorious for not paying attention to what's behind them, but for one man who had been attempting to take his own picture in Lisbon's Rossio station recently, a moment spent trying to set up the perfect photograph ended up turning in to a complete nightmare.
The 24-year-old had decided to take a picture of himself next to the station's historic statue of Portugal's Dom Sebastiao when, having scaled the facade to get closer to it, he inadvertently knocked the statue over and was left gaping in horror as it smashed to pieces on the floor.
Despite attempting to flee the scene of the crime the man was promptly apprehended by police officers and is now expected to appear before a judge.
The broken statue, which was over 126 years old, is unlikely to ever be fully repaired.
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