Statue of Dom Sebastiao, 1890 / tourist

In May 2016, a tourist unwittingly destroyed this work while visiting Lisbon’s Rossio Railway Station. Hoping to take a selfie with the life-size replica of the 16th-century Portuguese king, the 24-year-old man climbed up on the statue’s pedestal; the statue promptly toppled and fell to the ground, shattering on impact. 

The tourist tried to flee the scene but was apprehended by security. He is currently awaiting trial. 

Christopher Schreck