The White family home from Breaking Bad is one of the most famous and recognizable locales in television history. But the owners of the real-life property of it are paying for it.
Walter White’s fictional home at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is an actual home owned by actual people, who apparently, have such bad tourists problems that they’re installing a giant fence to keep them out.
Joanne Quintana, whose mother owns the house, said that the family feels like they can’t leave the house because when they do, “something happens.” Deciding enough was enough, the Quintana family has decided to install a massive a six-foot-tall high wrought iron fence around the home.
On a weekly basis, Quintana said she loses count of how many people come to the house. Over the first Balloon Fiesta weekend, she estimates it climbed into the hundreds. In 15 minutes, a KOB news crew counted nearly 10 tourists. They can get nasty. Some even steal rocks from the landscaping as souvenirs.
“They 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,” Quintana said.
After a particularly messy weekend, the free show is over. Quintana is installing a 6-foot high wrought iron fence. It wasn’t exactly an easy decision; it’s one that feels like a punishment. That fence should be completed soon, but Quintana said people have already tried to climb around the construction to get a picture.
Even though Breaking Bad has been off the air for over four years now, fans are still clamoring for any taste of the show they can get, even if it means borderline harassing the innocent family that lives there.
Oh, and if you happen to be one of those psycho fans, the address for Walt’s crib is actually 3828 Piermont Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87111.