It has been almost five years since the final episode of the cult neo-western drama TV series, Breaking Bad, aired on AMC. However, a countless number of fans have still been throwing pizzas on the roof of Walter White’s house located on a quiet street in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
For those of you who are not familiar with the series, Bryan Cranston, now 61, plays the role of the main character Walter White – a struggling high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer who in order to secure his family’s financial future before he dies, turns to a life of crime by producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine.
Now back to our pizzas. In the third season of the series, Walter brings home a pizza for his family in hope to mend his broken relationship with his wife Skyler, who unfortunately doesn’t let him inside the house.
Furious, Walter tosses the pizza onto the roof of his home like a frisbee, where it lands face-up.
And since the episode aired seven years ago, the Albuquerque residence is continuously vandalized by various troublesome fans who repeatedly recreate the iconic pizza scene.
“All day, non-stop, there’s people up and down this road. They park in front of our driveway and block us in,” a neighbor told local Albuquerque news channel KRQE.
However, the family who has lived in the suburban house for decades has apparently had enough with these constant acts of vandalism. To prevent the pizza-throwers from continuing with this reckless behavior further, they decided to put up a six-foot iron fence around the property.
“We just feel like we can’t leave because when we do, something happens,” Joanne Quintana, whose mother owns the house, told KOB 4. “And that’s ridiculous.”
She also stated that even the tourists who come to simply snap a photo can also be pretty aggravating. “They feel the need to tell us to close our garage, get out of the picture, you know, tell us what to do on our own property,” she explained.
According to KOB 4, trespassers have already attempted to get around the fence which is currently under construction, in order to take photographs of the iconic house.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is well aware of these audacious acts. In 2015, on a podcast for the show’s spin-off, Better Call Saul, he urged the pizza-throwers to end the absurdity.
“Lately, we’re hearing from her that folks are wandering onto her property and they are being rude to her… and they’re throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that,” he said.
“Let me tell you, there is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof. It’s just not funny, it’s been done before, you’re not the first.” the 50-year-old writer concluded.
Another star of the show, Dean Norris, 54, who had the role of Hank Schrader, posted a photo on his Twitter account back in 2012. The caption read: “Real owners of Walts house No they don’t cook meth Yes they will kick your ass. If u throw another pizza on their roof.”