American tourist snaps off finger to 600-year-old Italian statue, says he was trying to measure it

What an idiot. How self-centered do you have to be to touch anything in a museum:

An American tourist has sparked outrage overseas not for giving the finger but for accidentally taking one from a 600-year-old Italian statue.

An unidentified tourist at Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo snapped off the pinky finger of a statue dating to the late 14th or early 15th century by medieval sculptor Giovanni D’Ambrogio, museum officials confirmed.

The museum’s head, American Timothy Verdon, criticized the tourist’s foolish behavior, vehemently scolding: “In a globalized world like ours, the fundamental rules for visiting a museum have been forgotten, that is, ‘Do not touch the works.'”