Albuquerque, NM — The Breaking Bad script allegedly stolen from star Bryan Cranston’s car prompted this 911 call (listen below).
If somebody did get their hands on the script, spoilers will probably start emerging on the internet soon so consider yourself alerted.
As The Inquisitrpreviously reported, Cranston reported to police on March 1 that someone broke into his car. An iPad, a bag, and a copy of his Breaking Bad script were supposedly stolen during the theft. The crime occurred at the Sandia Crest, located at the top of the Sandia Mountains in Bernalillo County, east of Albuquerque.
Law enforcement officers detained a suspect but they have not been able to recover the script, if indeed a script is missing. Xavier McAfee was arrested this weekend after he was allegedly overheard talking about the theft at a bar. McAfee reportedly claimed that he had Cranston’s iPad which contained at least one script from the show’s final eight episodes. McAfee has denied pilfering anything from Cranston’s Audi.
The local ABC affiliate referred to the stolen script as potentially spilling the beans on “one of the most heavily guarded and most-anticipated story lines of the television season.” Breaking Bad is one of the best shows on television and is part of AMC’s powerhouse Sunday night franchise which also includes The Walking Dead and Mad Men.
On the 911 call, Cranston (Walter White on Breaking Bad) calmly explains that he “needs to report a breaking and entering in my automobile” that occurred at the Sandia Crest, and that the smash-and-grab was through the passenger-side window. The actor also advises the dispatcher that he is already on his way to Albuquerque Audi to get the window repaired. The dispatcher mentions that Bernalillo County deputies usually don’t leave their jurisdiction to take a relatively routine report (although stealing top-secret details about the Breaking Bad finale would be anything but routine at least for fans of the show), but that one of the deputies will call him right way on his cell. Cranston’s demeanor is just like any ordinary citizen, and to his credit, he doesn’t pull any of that “do you know who I am” nonsense.
Season 5 of Breaking Bad (supposedly the final season) was split into two, eight-episode parts. The first half premiered on July 15, 2012, and the second installment is scheduled to premiere this summer.
Listen to Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston’s 911 call: