Bill Murray Offers to Pay for Phones He Threw From a Rooftop Restaurant
Bill Murray has offered to pay for the damage he caused by hurling two fans cell phones off a restaurant rooftop to avoid prosecution.
The Ghostbusters star was unwinding at the Vesuvio rooftop lounge in Carmel, California, on Thursday when he spotted two fans trying to snap photos of the actor.
Murray, who had not been drinking, allegedly approached the fellow patrons, grabbed their cell phones, and threw them off the second story building.
Police were called to the scene, but the 65-year-old star had left by the time they arrived.
The officers opened an investigation into the incident and spoke to Murray on Friday when the comedian offered to pay for the replacement phones. As a result, the two fans will not be pressing charges, and police officials have closed the case, according to TMZ.
Murray, who is currently in California to take part in the annual Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament, a charity event he has become a regular at in recent years. He has yet to comment.
Other celebrities playing in the golf competition include Justin Timberlake and ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.
Meanwhile, Murray’s run-in with the over-eager fans has prompted owner Rose to change his phone policy at Vesuvio, banning the use of mobiles and photos at the celebrity hotspot.