NFL Player Wakes Up to Find Himself Trapped in Museum

'This was really just a series of small unfortunate circumstances'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2016 6:55 PM CDT
NFL Player Wakes Up to Find Himself Trapped in Museum
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy, seen here during a game in 2015, woke up Saturday to find himself trapped in a Florida museum.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

An NFL player woke up Saturday morning trapped inside a Florida museum, and suddenly we have an idea for another Night at the Museum sequel. The Tampa Bay Times reports Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy was attending the wedding of fellow NFL player Deonte Thompson last Friday night at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. He had a bit to drink and ended up falling asleep on the stairs in the museum's courtyard. It seems the rest of the wedding guests decided to let him sleep. "When he woke up, everyone was gone, and the doors were locked," the Times quotes a police report for the incident as saying.

Murphy says he had to break the glass out of a door to unlock it and get to a phone. He called a friend, who called 911. “The police officers on the scene and museum staff acknowledged that I didn't have many other options," Murphy says in a statement. Damage for the glass is estimated at $1,000, and Murphy is working with the museum to make it right. The museum's public affairs director tells the Palm Beach Daily News the incident was an "internal security matter" and wouldn't comment further. "This was really just a series of small unfortunate circumstances," Murphy says in the statement. (More Tampa Bay Buccaneers stories.)

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