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

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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43 Comments

1. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

3. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

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

4. Alan01

Posts: 562; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

8. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

No less than you.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

27. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

Don't be mad because you were owned

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

29. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

ahm! another1 was talking about you jedii.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Hexacore is back?

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He thinks he's fooling someone.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I thought the stench seemed familiar.

41. Scott93274

Posts: 6024; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Left? I think you mean banned.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol someone just got owned by Alan.

36. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

2. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

People just need to leave people alone.

11. KParks23

Posts: 718; Member since: Oct 13, 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

13. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

21. KParks23

Posts: 718; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

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

7. KParks23

Posts: 718; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

12. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

9. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

10. KParks23

Posts: 718; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Yeah that SpaceJam reject! Lol

14. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

16. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

17. toyboyz

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 22, 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!

18. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

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