Police Beefing Up Security After 'Breaking Bad' Pizza-Throwing Incidents

Vince Gilligan has urged fans to be respectful of the residence, which was used for exterior shots in the AMC series.
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Walter White's house may be getting a little more security, courtesy of the Albuquerque Police Department.

The police are considering a plan that would put one of its mobile trailer camera units into the neighborhood to discourage shenanigans, a spokesperson for the Albuquerque PD tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Police have already increased the number of patrols going through the neighborhood, due to the tourist traffic from Breaking Bad fans.

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The Albuquerque home, which was used for exterior shots during Breaking Bad, has long been a tourist attraction, but it came under increased scrutiny after Vince Gilligan urged fans to be respectful of its owners (and to stop throwing pizzas onto the roof).  

"Lately, we're hearing from the owner that folks are wandering on to her property, and are being rude to her when she comes out and basically says 'you're on my property,' " Gilligan said on Tuesday's Better Call Saul Insider Podcast. "They are throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that. Let me tell you, there is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady's roof. It is just not funny. It's been done before. You are not the first."

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The pizza harassment is a callback to the season three episode "Caballo Sin Nombre," in which Walter (Bryan Cranston) throws a pizza onto the roof of his home in frustration after Skyler (Anna Gunn) rebuffs his attempts at reconciliation. 

In 2013, homeowner Fran said most of the fans were respectful, and said she was a huge fan of the show.

"Last month we had 404 cars here that I saw," Fran said.  "We've met people from all over the world, and it's been amazing."

Listen to Gilligan's remarks below, and see the original scene as well.

Here's the original scene:

 

Additional reporting by Emmet McDermont.

Email: Aaron.Couch@THR.com
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