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Bill Murray offers to pay for fans' phones he 'threw from rooftop restaurant'

Published 13/02/2016

Bill Murray
Bill Murray
Bill Murray

Bill Murray has offered to pay for the damage he caused by hurling two fans' 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 starstruck fans trying to snap photos of the actor.

According to venue owner Scott Rose, Murray, who had not been drinking, allegedly approached the fellow patrons, grabbed their cell phones, and threw them off the second storey 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 funnyman offered to pay for replacement phones. As a result, the two fans will not be pressing charges, and police officials have closed the case, according to

Murray, who is currently in Carmel to take part in the annual Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament - a charity event he has become a regular at in recent years, 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.

Murray has recently stressed his love for humanity, speaking about his vision for the world at the 15th annual Marrakech Film Festival in December.

“Each and every man and woman here on this planet is a manifestation of God and to that end we must all work,” he stated, according to Variety.

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