Some Fans Took Photos of Bill Murray So He Got Wacky and Threw Their Phones Off the Roof

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Beloved Caddyshack actor Bill Murray was chilling at a rooftop bar in Carmel, CA, on Friday evening, when he took umbrage with some fans who’d snapped a few pics of him. It was after dark and the amateur photographers had left their flashes on, which is the most annoying way to signal to a celebrity that you are invading their privacy. Things then became decidedly un-chill.

According to witnesses, Murray approached the soul stealers, grabbed their phones, then set them free to the night sky. US Magazine has a hilariously dry description of the damage from the Carmel police department:

“What we know is at about 10:30 PST last night [Carmel PD] officers were called to a disturbance at Vesuvio restaurant in Carmel,” Carmel police department commander Paul Tomasi tells Us Weekly. “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.”


TMZ reports that there will no charges brought against Murray, who had left the scene by the time cops arrived. I’d say “fled the scene,” but he probably moseyed out real casual.

Commander Tomasi added that the police have been in touch with the actor’s reps, and Murray “admitted he was there last night and is taking full responsibility for the damaged phones.” So, he’ll be throwing money at the situation now. Let this story be a lesson to anyone trying to force a moment with Bill Murray. HE decides when he wants to crash your wedding, or whatever.

In the March issue of Flare Magazine, Rebel Wilson shared her perspective on the age “scandal” that rocked everyone’s world last year, when an Australian tabloid accused her of being older than she admits to. She says it’s all business:

“An actress has a playing age and can play within that, so why does it matter what her actual age is? I don’t get that,” she tells the mag. “My movie was No. 1 and [the Australian press] tried to find anything they could that was bad on me. The most they could find out is that I stopped saying my age in press articles. It’s a business thing because you don’t want to be like, ‘Oh, I’m 29, about to be 30 coming to America, great.’ That’s not a positive thing to do when you’re an actress in Hollywood.”

Yeah, she lied. For business. What about it? [EOnline]

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I’m with Bill Murray on this one. He wasn’t at a public event or anything. He should be able to enjoy his dinner without people snapping photos WITH THEIR FLASHES ON or at all. This is rude and treating people like objects is always fucked. Plus, they’re going to get plenty of money because of their shitty behavior so I hope it was at least a little cathartic for him.