Louis Murphy woke up locked in a museum after his friend’s wedding

Wednesday July 6th, 2016

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There aren’t too many things scarier than waking up alone in an unfamiliar place. 

That’s exactly what happened Buccaneers receiver Louis Murphy early Saturday morning, and to make matters worse, he was trapped. 

Murphy, according to the Palm Beach Daily News, was attending the wedding of his Florida teammate Deonte Thompson at a mansion-turned-museum and fell asleep in the courtyard. (A virtual tour of the courtyard is available here. It looks nice.)

When he woke up around 1 a.m., all his friends were gone and the courtyard had been locked. The only way to get out was to break a glass door and gain access to the inside of the museum, where he could call for help. 

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“This was really just a series of small unfortunate circumstances,” Murphy said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times. “With no one around, my only option was to break a small glass pane of the door in order to access a phone and call for help. I dialed the police and explained that I needed assistance. It’s unfortunate that I needed to break the glass, but the police officers on the scene and museum staff acknowledged that I didn't have many other options. I'm working with the museum to ensure everything is properly handled.”

Murphy won’t be charged with a crime, and will pay the museum an estimated $1,000 to fix the door. 

Hopefully he’s not too mad at his friends for leaving him behind. 

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