Hollywood star Bill Murray in 'mobile phone rage' incident
BBC 13 February 2016
Mr Murray has been the center of media attention for much of his career
Hollywood actor Bill Murray has offered to pay for mobile phones he allegedly threw from a rooftop California bar after their owners tried to take photos of him.
Mr Murray was annoyed by camera flashes after fans spotted him at the lounge in the seaside town of Carmel, reports say.
He is alleged to have grabbed at least two phones before throwing them.
Police reportedly spoke to the star but have decided not to press charges.
The owners were happy to be compensated rather than press charges, the TMZ website quoted police as saying.
Californian broadcaster KSBW reported that a tequila party hosted by the actor and singer Justin Timberlake was being held at the venue.
The owner of the restaurant told TMZ that Mr Murray had not been drinking at the bar but got angry when "a few patrons got star struck and took his picture".
"The flashes were going off only 10 feet away from Bill," the owner said, "and he got so angry he got up and chucked their phones off the second story rooftop."
A police spokesman told People that officers were called to "a disturbance" but that Mr Murray had already left by the time they arrived.
Yeah, you go, Bill! I've wanted to throw smartphone users off a building, but just the phones would be pretty satisfying too.
Rude. Rude. Rude.
I read somewhere recently that millennials are ready to give up their personal cars and use city-owned public vehicles instead.
I thought, wow, people are really getting responsible about energy conservation and saving the planet!
Then I read a little further.
It seems that these people are willing to give up vehicle ownership not for environmental reasons, but because they hate driving. Why do they hate driving? Because it takes away from their phone time.
I say, bring on global warming, the Zika virus and a large meteorite collision. The human race deserves to die...