Breaking Bad house owners build fence to stop people throwing pizza on their roof

The real-life owners of the house from Breaking Bad are building a six-foot high fence to stop people throwing pizza on their roof.

The award-winning series features a famous scene in which Bryan Cranston’s character, Walter White, throws a large pizza onto the roof after being locked out of the house by his wife – a scene which has since become a meme.

Angry GIFs - Find & Share on GIPHY

Local news have reported the owners of the house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have since been the victims of a series of copycat pizza-throwers.

It has become so common that the show’s creator Vince Gilligan had to step in to ask pranksters to stop on a 2015 podcast – and now the owners have decided they aren’t cleaning up pizza any more.

“We feel like we can’t leave because when we do something happens and that’s ridiculous,” owner Joanne Quintana told KOB 4.

The six-foot high wrought iron fence they are building is aimed at keeping out the tourists – which sometimes arrive in their hundreds on busy weekends.

Bryan Cranston at the premiere of Last Flag Flying last weekend (Matt Crossick/PA)
The fence isn’t an easy decision for the owners though, and comes at a price.

“We don’t want to gate ourselves in,” Quintana said. “We’re the ones who’s being locked up. We did nothing wrong.”

Breaking Bad finished in 2013 but tourists still flock to the site, with some trespassing for pictures by the front door and others even stealing rocks from the garden as souvenirs.

More in this Section

Cameraman has lucky escape while filming trees fell by #Ophelia

The ‘first of all’ meme might be the sassiest of 2017

A shop in Paris has been selling stuffed creatures for 186 years – and it’s really bizarre

16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around


Today's Stories

Three people killed as Ireland feels the full force of Storm Ophelia

Government urged to seek emergency cash from EU crisis fund

Schools closed again as building inspections set to begin in earnest

Three people killed in separate incidents across country

Lifestyle

Remembering the dead: Poignant reason behind Cork’s Zombie Walk

Eight events around Ireland to check out for some frightful fun this Halloween

Massacre at mass on Scariff Island

Ask Audrey: 'It’s like I’m in a horror movie called Revenge of the Norries'

More From The Irish Examiner