Don't touch: Video shows man causing clock to fall

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 2, 2016 8:59 AM

Scene from surveillance video at the National Watch and Clock Museum

(Columbia) -- The kind folks at the National Watch & Clock Museum in Lancaster County have a timely lesson for visitors: Don't touch.

The museum in Columbia has posted surveillance video of a man who couldn't resist touching a sculpted, wooden clock on Tuesday.

The clock then falls off the wall as the befuddled patron swiftly walks away, apparently hoping he won't be noticed.

Museum Director Noel Poirier says the museum isn't pressing charges and isn't trying to identify or shame the man.

Rather, Poirier says, "It's good to remind folks why we ask them not to touch.''

The clock was made by Minnesota artist and clockmaker James Borden and has hung in the museum for more than 20 years.

Its design won a national award in 1994.

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