Bill Murray Throws Fans’ Cell Phones Off Restaurant Roof
Actor Bill Murray reportedly threw fans’ cell phones off a restaurant roof this weekend.
Murray was dining at the Vesuvius restaurant in Carmel, Calif., when he spotted three fans taking his picture. The restaurant is considered a hot spot for celebrity clientele. According to Us Weekly, police were called around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday evening to investigate the situation.
“When they got there, there were three people who had claimed that their cell phones had been taken from their hands and thrown. Two phones went off the roof and one was not damaged, it landed on a cushion on a chair,” says Carmel police commander Paul Tomasi.
Murray was no longer at the restaurant but when reached by investigators he “admitted he was there last night and is taking full responsibility for the damaged phones.”
The fans claimed they weren’t taking photos of Murray, but restaurant owner Scott Pepe said otherwise. Pepe told TMZ that the fans were taking Murray’s photo, and the actor snatched the phones and threw them off the second floor of the restaurant.
Pepe said that Murray was not drinking, and he is banning cell phones from the restaurant in the future.