Bill Murray Performs Heimlich Maneuver, Saves Choking Man At Lunch

Bill Murray saves mans life choking on food

Bill Murray saved a man’s life while dining with friends in Phoenix, Arizona today.

Phoenix, AZ — In a scene straight from the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray saved the life of a man who was choking while dining at a local restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona today.

Murray was having lunch with friends when a man three tables from him began to choke on his food. “I saw the guy choking, so I went over and helped him out,” Murray said. “I actually learned the Heimlich maneuver while working on the movie Groundhog Day. I’m glad I was able to get some good use of the skill outside of the movies.”

34-year-old Paul Horner from Phoenix, Arizona told reporters what happened at the restaurant. “I guess I just took too much of a bite because suddenly I couldn’t breath. Anyway the next thing I know, none other than Bill Murray is giving me the Heimlich maneuver,” Horner says. “It was an amazing experience and he is such a good person. I volunteered to pay for his lunch, but he wouldn’t let me. He did say I could buy him a drink though, so that’s what I did. Bill Murray is a living legend, a hero and today he saved my life.”

Lucas Studer who is a waiter at Copper Blues, where the incident occurred, told reporters about the day’s excitement. “This man started choking, so without hesitation, Mr. Murray gets up from his table, goes over to where this gentleman is at and immediately starts giving him the Heimlich. While everyone else in the restaurant was wondering what to do, Bill Murray stepped up and saved the day,” Studer said. “It was great to meet Mr. Murray, what a cool guy. Also since Copper Blues is a comedy spot, Bill told us he was coming back next month to visit, so that will be awesome.”

Before leaving the restaurant, Murray told of his plans for next month. “The people at Copper Blues have been so nice to me and my guests. I told them I would come back next month on the 12th, probably in the evening, to tell some stories and maybe even do a few jokes for the crowd. It’s going to be a free show, so stop by if you’re in the area.”

Murray is supposedly scheduled for February 12th at Copper Blues from 7pm – 9pm. It is not clear if his attendance is 100% guaranteed, but various news sources have confirmed that a comedy show is happening that night during those times. Copper Blues is located next to the new Stand Up Live Comedy Theater at 50 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85003.

Bill Murray Catches Bank Robber In Tokyo, Accidentally

Bob Harris or Bill Murray stopped a robbery in Tokyo

Bill Murray stopped a bank robbery in Tokyo today when a fan stopped to talk with him. That fan also happened to be the bank robber.

Tokyo, Japan — A bank robber was apprehended today in Tokyo after stopping to talk with none other than Bill Murray. “The man robbed the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, ran out, saw Bill Murray walking on the street and stopped to talk to him. That’s when authorities were able to apprehend him,” Tokyo Police Chief Hideyoshi Mori told reporters.

Bill Murray who is in Tokyo promoting a new movie told reporters about the incident. “I saw this man in the street running towards me with a bag in his hand. Then he suddenly stopped when he saw me. He asked me if I was Bob Harris, the character I played in Lost in Translation. I told him, ‘sure, why not’. Then he started telling me how much he loved me and how great he thought I was. I was polite, I told him that was very nice of him to say. Then kind of out of nowhere, police showed up and tackled the man,” Murray said. “Some people might call me a hero, but I’m no hero. The real heroes today are the men and women of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.”

34-year-old American Paul Horner who is in Tokyo on business was at the bank when the robbery happened. “I was just standing behind this guy waiting for my turn. Then suddenly he starts waving around a knife demanding money I think, my Japanese is mediocre at best. So they fill this man’s bag with whatever was in one of the registers and then he runs out the door,” Horner said. “I’m not shaken up about the robbery at all, I’m pretty much a foot or two taller than all the people over here, so I thought it was kind of like a really cute bank robbery if that’s possible. What I am shaken up about is that Bill Murray was the one who stopped this guy and I didn’t get a chance to meet him.” Horner continued, “Bill Murray is my personal hero and today he was an actual hero for the city of Tokyo. What a cool guy.”

“We love Bill Murray very much in our country, he is very funny man,” said Tomi Tanaka who is manager of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. “Tomorrow, we are giving Mr. Murray an award with very big ceremony. It will be very excellent, everyone in Tokyo is invited.”

The robber, who’s name has not been released yet, was apprehended and taken into police custody. On his person police found a knife and a bag filled with 4,550,00.00 Japanese Yen, or about 5,000.00 USD.