Port Deposit mainstay takes in "Impractical Jokers" star

James Murray, family stranded after wind storm

PORT DEPOSIT, Md. (WMAR) - Friday's devastating wind storm left a lot of people in a lurch.  Weekend plans were canceled, traffic snarled all over the region. Some of those stranded include James Murray, the start of "Impractical Jokers" and his parents. But, the people of Cecil County came together to help them.

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It's a place where you can have a meal.  See some friends.  Have a drink.  And move your feet.  Jumbo Jimmy's Crab Shack is a neighborhood favorite.

Those who work there told ABC2, that it doesn't feel like a job; but Friday's' traffic, road closures and terrible weather made everything harder. 

"On our way into work we had to turn around three times because trees were down in the road, then we got our to the main road traffic was backed all the way up," said server, Janelle Hickey.

So that means Jumbo Jimmy's saw plenty of people trying to get a break from mother nature's wrath.  

"It was busy because of the traffic and then it stayed that way all night long because they were closing all the bridges, all the main highways and nobody had anywhere to go," Hickey said.

Including James Murray, popular for his role on the show, "Impractical Jokers."

"They reopened the kitchen, they brought us tons of food it was great and we still had no place to go and then at least a dozen fans came up offering rooms," Murray said in a Facebook post Sunday.

Staff also made sure Murray's elderly parents felt right at home.

"Everybody could see that they were nervous because we had been in the car for hours for 7-8 hours and hadn't gone anywhere," Murray said through tears.

"We're all family.  If somebody needs one things, we're all together to help each other," said Shiela Malatesta, who helped Murray and his parents when they walked in.

Murray said in his post that he's thankful to the people of Port Deposit and Jumbo Jimmy's for making him and his parents feel like family.

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