Composed by Livia Borghese, Barbie Latza NadeauJack Guy, CNNRomePolice in Italy have recognized a 50-year-old man who broke three feet off a statue in a museum as he posed for a photograph with all the artwork.The 200-year old plaster cast model of Antonio Canova’s statue of Paolina Bonaparte was ruined in the episode on July 31 in the Gipsoteca Museum at Possagno, northern Italy, Treviso Carabinieri, the local law enforcement bureau, told CNN.The guy, whose name hasn’t yet been published, has been captured on a surveillance camera jumping up on the statue’s base to receive a picture once the move unintentionally snapped its feet. The damaged statue would be the first plaster cast model where Canova carved a marble statue that’s placed in the Borghese Gallery in Rome.Canova was a respected sculptor who dwelt 1757-1822 and has been renowned for his marble statues.The statue is a plaster cast utilized to create a marble statue of Paolina Bonaparte. Charge: Rubens Alarcon/AlamyPolice told CNN that the guy was having a bunch of eight tourists and broke off to have a selfie of himself “sprawled within the statue.”In doing this , he broke three toes off the statue’s right foot and “there could be further damage to the base of the sculpture that the museum experts still have to ascertain,” according to investigators. Vittorio Sgarbithe president of the Antonio Canova Foundation, wrote in a Facebook post he has asked police for “clarity and rigor.” He wrote that the man must not “remain unpunished and return to his homeland. The scarring of a Canova is unacceptable.”Coronavirus measures mean that all memorial visitors must leave their personal information for eventual contact tracing in this event an outbreak is tied to a museum visit. This is how the man was identified.When authorities contacted a woman who signed in on behalf of herself and her husband, she burst into tears and admitted her husband was the toe breaker, according into a press release from Treviso Carabinieri.The husband, who was also upset, then confessed and repented for the “stupid move,” according to the release.A court in Treviso is currently deciding whether to press charges. It is not the first time a valuable piece of artwork has been damaged in an attempt to get a memorable picture.In October 2018, a girl damaged two artworks, by Francisco Goya and Salvador Dali, after knocking them over while trying to take a selfie at a gallery Yekaterinburg, Russia.