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‘Rogue One’ moviegoer falls asleep, awakens to empty theater

Associated Press

CORNELIUS, Ore. – “Rogue One” has been a smashing success at the box office, but not every moviegoer has been riveted by the “Star Wars” story.

Sheriff’s deputies in suburban Portland said a man awoke to an empty theater Saturday morning after falling asleep during the movie. When he tried to leave, he triggered a motion-sensor alarm in the lobby. He called 911 for help and deputies helped him get out through an emergency exit.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office told KATU-TV it doesn’t appear the incident is crime-related. More likely, theater employees forgot to check for customers at closing time.

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