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Why did this Ghostbuster throw two handsets belonging to fans, off of a rooftop terrace?

Posted: , by Alan F.

Why did this Ghostbuster throw two handsets belonging to fans, off of a rooftop terrace?
Bill Murray is obviously a complicated guy. You can't be a normal person and summon up the ability to portray the characters he did in movies like "What about Bob?" and "Groundhog Day." Like many actors, Murray isn't enamored of the new world we live in where everyone is a paparazzi thanks to the camera on the back of their smartphone.

The 65-year old actor was attending a party at the Vesuvio lounge in Carmel, California that was hosted by Justin Timberlake when he thought he saw flashes going off from multiple handsets. Upset that diners at the restaurant were snapping pictures of him, he confronted a trio of phone owners eating at the restaurant. Murray tossed two handsets off of the roof, while a third landed on a cushion. And no, we don't know if one of them was the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 with a shatterproof screen.

According to media reports, Murray offered to replace the handsets tossed off of the roof. The owners of all three phones decided not to press charges against Murray, but they also denied taking pictures of him. As for the damaged handsets, when the owners went down to street level to collect them, they were told that someone had driven up in a car and scooped them up.

So keep this little story in mind if you should ever happen to run into Bill Murray and decide that you want to snap a picture of the actor. Your best bet is to keep your handset in your pocket and away from his grasp.

source: TheGuardian

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posted on 13 Feb 2016, 13:22

1. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I thought this site was about phones, not celebrity gossip.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 13:27 2

3. artificialintelligence (Posts: 154; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


No one is forcing you to read the article and it still has relevance to phones

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 13:27 26

4. Alan01 (Posts: 372; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Gee, I must have misread the initial report. I thought he threw two phones off of the roof, not celebrities.

Alan F.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 13:30 4

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 21262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO! Great comeback, and post of the day. All he does is troll the site nagging like a little b****. +1

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 14:02

8. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


No less than you.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 14:51 3

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 21262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I have a new term for people that nag, and get dissed. It's called getting Alan F'd.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 18:35

27. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


Don't be mad because you were owned

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 18:53

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 21262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO exactly! He set himself up, and got Alan F'd lol.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 21:26

29. Deca-core (Posts: 75; Member since: 20 Nov 2015)


ahm! another1 was talking about you jedii.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 21:48

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 21262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Look again Hexa-Core. I wasn't post 8 dummy.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 03:38

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Hexacore is back?

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 07:09

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 21262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He thinks he's fooling someone.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 19:42

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I thought the stench seemed familiar.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 17:42 1

41. Scott93274 (Posts: 4608; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


He left? Interesting.... It was a little uncomfortable to have that guy support me in arguments, Like he agreed with me while not fully understanding my perspective on something and taking things way out of context.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 19:42

42. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Left? I think you mean banned.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 15:55

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 21262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah, he got banned, but he's got Deca-Core going now.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 03:41 1

33. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol someone just got owned by Alan.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 03:45

36. dimas (Posts: 2131; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Article's not about murray's personal life so I don't think it will be counted as gossip.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 13:23 2

2. combatmedic870 (Posts: 627; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


People just need to leave people alone.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 14:18

11. KParks23 (Posts: 618; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


It was prolly iphones alot of people at work have that annoying flash go off every time they get a message on them, he prolly saw that and lost it, still what kinda idiot just hands there phone over. Just a thought on what could of happened to cause that reaction

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 14:38 1

13. JC557 (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


That is pretty annoying where people use the super bright camera flash as a notification light, especially in a dim location like a theater or in a car. I equate it to "look at me" hipsterism more than practicality.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:51

21. KParks23 (Posts: 618; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Agreed really annoying when u happen to be looking in the direction of the flash lol.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 13:36 2

7. KParks23 (Posts: 618; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


What if the phones had pictures or video of a special event not yet backed up on them. You got a lot of nerve to grab someone's phone and throw it off a roof. someone tries that to me idc who they are there's gonna be a fight.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 14:37

12. JC557 (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


There may even be sensitive info on those phones along with possible new things not yet backed up.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 14:10 4

9. tedkord (Posts: 11673; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Bill Murray has always been an arrogant asshole. He really needs a good ass kicking.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 14:14

10. KParks23 (Posts: 618; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Yeah that SpaceJam reject! Lol

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 14:41

14. medicci37 (Posts: 1276; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I'd have smacked the sh*t outta his old ass

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:09 1

16. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Nokia needs to make a smartphone version of the 3310 and hand out to Bill Murray supporters for the ultimate testing.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:22

17. toyboyz (Posts: 180; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


I see his point! Dam some fools taking my pic with out asking first! That's not a public forum it's a private gathering. That's why it's illegal for a Paparazzi to do this sorta s**t in lounges/restaurants without an invite. My response to charges if any "Lets play the see who has deeper pockets game shall we" see you in court!

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:55 1

18. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


The thing is though its not even certain that they were actually taking pictures of him. Also, he could've simply asked them to delete the photos if they did take any, rather than throw their phones off the roof, which may have contained precious photos or sensitive information.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:52

22. KParks23 (Posts: 618; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Could been that iPhone notification flash crap

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 17:46 3

23. tedkord (Posts: 11673; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


None of which gives him the right to destroy someone else's property. He'd better be replacing those phones with much better models.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:45 2

19. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2469; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


He wouldn't have gotten my phone even if i did take pictures of him.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:49

20. Bernoulli (Posts: 3984; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


That American guy has issues, I wonder if he's like that because he's sexually deprived.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 17:47 1

24. tedkord (Posts: 11673; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's too bad he didn't hit anyone below who could sue the s**t out of his dumb ass.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 17:56 1

25. Commentator (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


"As for the damaged handsets, when the owners went down to street level to collect them, they were told that someone had driven up in a car and scooped them up."

Bill Murray: douchebag-actor or master-thief?

Think about it: He throws the phones off the roof and has an accomplice pick them up. He pays for the damaged goods at market-value, probably no more than a thousand dollars or so.

Meanwhile those phones have become FAMOUS as the phones that douchebag-actor Bill Murray threw off a roof. His accomplice sells them for THOUSANDS more and they split the profit!

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 18:03

26. KParks23 (Posts: 618; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Lol they might not of even broke it says one landed on a strategically placed couch cushion. I think there may be more to this store than we know!

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 00:15 1

31. xondk (Posts: 1400; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


I never understood the need to take a picture of a celebrity when seen in a normal situation without asking permission, if you are a fan of the person you should respect them enough to ask before doing stuff like that, no one wants to be harassed like that.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 03:44

35. dimas (Posts: 2131; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Read again, it was not confirmed if those guys are taking pictures of him. He just saw flashes and went bananarama with the whole thing. He should have stayed classy without over reacting.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 16:27

40. xondk (Posts: 1400; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Oh I agree, in this case it might not be what is happening, but it does happen, heck there's a lot of times where such pictures get shown on social media and similar, must be enormously frustrating for them, so I'm just saying I can understand his reaction.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 03:41

34. dimas (Posts: 2131; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


That was rude. He could have just asked the people politely not to take pictures, or maybe that's just in his mind that they were taking pictures. I always have a hunch that he tends to see things beyond reality during interviews. And groundhog day? It's a s**tty movie and regret renting vhs for that one.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 05:08

37. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


I think I have a decent question, where these people actually fans, or is that just a claim?

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 06:28 1

38. Droids-R-us (Posts: 33; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


Could always just switch the flash off :)

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