A video posted by the National Watch & Clock Museum on their YouTube channel shows a tourist inspecting a clock far too closely. Over Memorial Day long weekend, the man took photos, then repeatedly touched a wooden, sculpted clock until it ended up crashing onto the floor.
The museum staff captioned the video:
“Please Don’t Touch!! This is why we beg and plead with our visitors to please refrain from touching objects in museums. The couple did notify Museum staff immediately. This event occurred on 5/31/2016.”
The Associated Press said the award-winning clock was crafted by a clockmaker and artist in Minnesota, James Borden. It had been on the wall, safely, for 20 years, before this tourist took matters into his own hands.
Watch the video below: