“I drove around, I drove to the top of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque,” explained a rather stunned Bryan Cranston during his Late Late Show appearance. “And I looked around, went for a walk, and when I came back, someone had broken into my car. And in it was my briefcase with the last two scripts of ‘Breaking Bad’.”
Of course, having your car broken into is always a liability. Cranston got in his car and drove to the nearest gas station to ask where the nearest police station was. “I’m going to the police station,” he continued. “It’s closed,” though there was a sign urging the public to call 911 in an emergency and another number for non-emergencies. Cranston, of course, called 911 to report the break-in.
Unfortunately, the recording of that call was leaked. “The next day, on ‘Good Morning America,’ you know, with the bumper music. ‘Dun, da-da-dun, da-da-dun! Bryan Cranston had his script stolen and he called 911! We’ve got the tape!’” recalls Cranston. In fact, there was the recording of the voice of the actor reporting the break-in to his car.
Although the misreporting predictably led to a social media backlash from people angry that he wasted 911 operators’ time with a situation that was clearly not an emergency, Cranston soon set the record straight. “It was just a record I left on the sheriff’s device,” he told CNN (via Fox6News.com). Cranston also said the two scripts reside on his iPad, so it’s possible to remotely access and delete them. There was a printed copy of it in the briefcase, but at least not for the last episode.