Washington, D.C., USA – A security guard of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History was arrested today, for allegedly having sex with one of the mummies of the Egyptian exhibition.
44 year-old night watchman named James Monroe, who has worked for the museum for the last nine years, and was considered a model employee until his divorce two years ago.
According to reports and his colleagues, he suddenly became very depressed and short-tempered, and began behaving rather strangely. On two occasions, his superior even noticed that one of the mummies seemed to have been damaged during his watch, leading to the installation of some new video cameras.
The images captured by these cameras were far more disturbing than what his boss expected.
Mr. Monroe was caught on cameras, on Monday evening, opening the glass display case protecting the 2500-year old Egyptian mummy, lying down on top of it and sexually aggressing it. The museum manager fired the watchman and brought the images to the police, filing charges against their former employee for indecent exposure and destruction of property.
“The security video that the museum has provided us is really disgusting,” says D.C Police Chief, Cathy Lynn. “I understand that the mummy is not really a victim, but his behavior certainly caused some damages to the property of the Smithsonian, therefore, his behavior is criminal. And let’s be honest, I think he really needs help.”
The mummy was slightly damaged during Mr. Monroe’s sexual assaults, particularly in the groin area, but is still in rather good condition. The corpse is believed to have belonged to a woman of the upper class, who died around 500 BC.
Mr Monroe will undergo a psychiatric assessment before the beginning of the court procedures, in order to determine if he is able to stand trial.