Western Journalism: Bill Murray, who has made generations of fans laugh over the years as an actor and comedian, was anything but funny during an encounter with a local newspaper photographer on Martha’s Vineyard, according to a police report.
Peter Simon, 71, said he was on assignment Wednesday night, taking pictures for The Martha’s Vineyard Times at a local restaurant when Murray accosted him, according to a police report
Simon is the brother of singer Carly Simon.
Peter Simon told authorities that he was photographing a couple watching a band perform at the restaurant for his weekly social feature in the newspaper.
Simon then claimed someone grabbed him from behind, turned him around and slammed him up against a door. Simon claimed the man said he should throw the photographer out of the restaurant.
“He looked like he was ready to strangle me,” Simon told The Boston Globe.
Simon claimed he didn’t recognize Murray, instead asking the actor “Do you know who I am?” as a way to let Murray know he was a well-respected photographer in the community.
Simon claims Murray responded in a similar manner, saying “Do you know who I am?” MORE
SNIP: Yeah yeah, I know, ‘who cares’? But, I just love celebrity cat fights that begin with, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?