A crazed Van Gogh fan ‘lost it’ and stabbed two young art gallery employees after they refused to show him the ‘Starry Night’ painting, the fugitive has confessed.
Gary Cabana allegedly admitted to the crime in a series of bizarre Instagram messages exchanged with the New York Post since becoming a wanted man following the incident at New York’s famed Museum of Modern Art on Saturday.
The 60-year-old who is now on the run accused the victims, saying they conspired with another staff member to have his museum membership revoked.
He wrote: “The stabbed girls were into BACKSTABBING too. I don’t stab in the back, I only do the front face.
“It’s a SCORNED WOMAN storyline back and forth. And she got help from the stabbed girls.”
Police claim the guy had two explosions at the museum while the museum’s director of security said he was ‘aggressive [and] disruptive” on February 24 and again last Wednesday.
This led to the termination of his membership ahead of his visit on Saturday March 12.
However, he denies these claims adding, “I was completely blindsided by the ‘letter’ from security with no meetings or consultations to explain my mental health situation and the importance of GREAT MOVIES in my life.”
Cabana returned to the museum despite the supposed ban and was turned away around 4 p.m.
The guy then ‘freaked out’ and stabbed a man and a woman, both 24, who were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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The alleged attacker has since fled and been labeled a wanted man by police, but has remained active on social media since the ordeal.
Under New York law, assault with a knife in the first degree is a criminal offense which, depending on the person’s arrest record, carries a sentence of approximately two years in prison, up to a fine of 5 $000.
They can also be ordered to pay up to $15,000 in restitution to each victim.