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Suspect allegedly took beer from Busch IV’s fridge, rummaged through Key West home

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David Murphy is accused of burglarizing August Busch IV's Key West home on July 7 (Credit: Key West Police Department) David Murphy is accused of burglarizing August Busch IV's Key West home on July 7 (Credit: Key West Police Department)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – August Busch IV’s Florida home was broken into days before he landed a helicopter in a Swansea parking lot.

Just after 11:10 p.m. Friday, officers with the Key West Police Department were called to Busch IV’s home in the 500 block of Noah Lane for a report of a person who woke up in an unfamiliar residence.

The suspect, later identified as David Murphy from Phoenix, Arizona, told an officer he was in town with friends and got separated from them. He said he could not remember anything he did prior to waking up and when he did awake he was frightened and confused.  

The officer reported that Murphy said he had been drinking earlier in the day and asked for help finding his phone and being reunited with his party. The suspect then used the officer’s phone to find his own phone, which was “pinging” from the home on Noah Lane.

When the officer and Murphy arrived at the home, the suspect “spontaneously stated that he walked through the house and located drones and firearms,” according to court documents. Murphy then reportedly admitted to returning to the home after leaving the first time to look for his phone. The officer eventually found Murphy’s phone on the home’s back porch.

After disclosing the information, Murphy then handed the officer a .223 round of unspent ammunition and told the officer he found the round and decided to take it, court documents state. In the documents, the officer stated he collected the ammunition from the suspect.

According to the officer, every door to the home was unlocked and there did not appear to be any signs of forced entry. There were also reportedly several surveillance cameras in and around the residence.

The home’s caretaker said he secured the residence when he left the previous day and no one should have been on the property. The caretaker then notified Busch IV of the incident.

Busch IV told the officer over the phone that he was able to review surveillance footage from inside the home and was “disturbed and upset from what he saw,” court document state. In the footage, Murphy was allegedly seen rummaging through every room, taking beers from the refrigerator and looking through the cabinets.

The officer said Busch IV stated he wanted to pursue charges against Murphy and will provide the surveillance video to police.

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