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Breaking Bad Star Once Suspected in Real Murder Case



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  • Bryan Cranston, star of “Breaking Bad,” recently shared an intriguing story about how he and his brother became suspects in a real-life murder case during a cross-country motorcycle trip in the 1970s.
  • The incident occurred when the Cranston brothers were working at a restaurant in Florida, where they had a contentious relationship with a cook named Peter Wong. Wong’s subsequent disappearance and murder coincided with the brothers’ departure from the restaurant, leading to them being considered suspects.
  • The brothers were unaware of their status as suspects until much later, as they were traveling through the Carolinas at the time the all-points bulletin was issued.

Bryan Cranston, acclaimed actor and star of the hit series “Breaking Bad,” recently appeared on Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s “Dinner’s On Me” podcast. During the episode, Cranston shared a chilling tale from his past, revealing how he and his brother became suspects in a real-life murder case during a cross-country motorcycle trip in the mid-1970s.

The story begins when the Cranston brothers found themselves short on cash during their journey and decided to take up temporary jobs at a restaurant called The Hawaiian Inn in Florida. There, they encountered a cook named Peter Wong, a man who was universally disliked by the staff.

Cranston recalled, “There was just no way on earth you were ever going to get on his good side. But he liked the ladies. And so, all the men knew, oh, if we had any problem in the kitchen, we had to send them in.” He also mentioned that the staff would occasionally fantasize about ways to get rid of Wong, with suggestions ranging from using a meat grinder to hitting him with his own pans.

However, the brothers had no intention of staying at the restaurant for long. They soon continued their journey, heading towards Maine. As fate would have it, their departure coincided with the mysterious disappearance of Peter Wong.

“Little did we know that right at the time we said goodbye and left the job, Peter Wong went missing,” Cranston said. “He was not found for a week, week and a half, two weeks.”

Wong was later found dead, his body hidden in the trunk of a car. Investigators concluded that he had been robbed. Before this revelation, however, the Cranston brothers were prime suspects in Wong’s murder.

Cranston recounted the shock of learning about their suspect status, saying, “My friends were saying, ‘Homicide, what’s going on?’ They’re saying, uh, ‘Peter Wong was found murdered.’ And everything just drops because this is serious stuff.”

“And then they said, ‘Is there anyone ever that you can remember talking about hurting or maiming or doing any harm to Peter Wong?’ And everyone’s like, ‘Um, yes.’”

The timing of the brothers’ departure from the restaurant, coupled with their previous discussions about Wong, led to an all-points bulletin being issued for their arrest. Unaware of the situation, the brothers were “just tooling along” in the Carolinas.


“We didn’t know any of this,” Cranston added. “I can just imagine if someone really pulled us over … we were this close.”

Clear Thoughts (op-ed)

Bryan Cranston’s eerie tale serves as a stark reminder of how quickly life can take a dark turn. Although the Cranston brothers were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing, the mere fact that they were considered suspects in a murder case is chilling.

In today’s world, where media and public opinion can often convict someone before they’ve had their day in court, it’s important to remember that anyone can be wrongly accused. The Cranston brothers’ story is not unique; countless individuals have found themselves in similar situations, facing scrutiny and suspicion for crimes they didn’t commit.

Let this anecdote be a lesson to us all: never jump to conclusions and always remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

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    February 20, 2024 at 12:26 pm

    “she had her lips tattooed, leaving her friends stunned by her “swollen” appearance.”

    Wrong! It was her lengthy “BJ” tour that made her lips swollen.

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