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Oct112017

Albuquerque family that lives in "'Breaking Bad' house" erects fence to keep fans away

Getty Images/Steve Snowden(NEW MEXICO) -- The real-life Albuquerque, New Mexico home that was used as Walter and Skyler White's home on Breaking Bad has, not surprisingly, become a tourist draw over the years.  But now, the owners have had enough. 

The house has been visited by so many fans -- some of whom are apparently eager to hurl a pizza onto the roof, like Bryan Cranston's meth-cooking alter-ego did on the show -- that the homeowners are building a six-foot-tall fence around the entire property.

The pizza-tossing had gotten so bad that the show's creator, Vince Gilligan, urged fans to knock it off more than two years ago. In an interview with the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast in 2015, he said there's "nothing original or funny or cool" about doing it. 

Joanne Quintana, whose mother owns the house, tells the news station, "We feel like we can’t leave because when we, do something happens. [Tourists] 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."

As for the wrought-iron fence, Ms. Quintana admits, "We don’t want to gate ourselves in," but noted, "We’re the ones who’s being locked up. We did nothing wrong."

Incidentally, Weckiai Rannila, the renter of a University of New Mexico apartment that was the on-screen home of Breaking Bad Emmy winner Aaron Paul's Jessie Pinkman, tells the station she also has her share of sometimes "annoying" selfie-seeking fans.

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