- Associated Press - Sunday, October 30, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say nothing was damaged during a break-in at the Florida Holocaust Museum, but it’s not clear what the intruder wanted inside.

A St. Petersburg Police report says officers responding to a museum alarm early Sunday quickly arrested 23-year-old Christopher Michael Venegas of Clearwater.

According to police, surveillance video showed Venegas kicking and breaking an electronic security panel before entering the building.

Police said Venegas was inside for several minutes but nothing else was damaged.

According to a statement from the museum, security measures prevented Venegas from getting past a delivery area. Executive Director Elizabeth Gelman said “no one seems to know why” he wanted inside.

Venegas was charged with commercial burglary and released on $5,000 bail. Pinellas County jail records didn’t show Venegas‘ phone number or whether he had an attorney.

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