Crash report turns out to be scene for Billy Crystal film

Billy Crystal
FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2015, file photo, actor Billy Crystal walks the red carpet for "The Comedians" during the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. A report of a car crashing into a pizza and ice cream shop on Long Island, early Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, turned out to be a scene for a film starring Crystal. Authorities were aware a film was being shot there but sent emergency crews just in case a real crash had occurred. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A report of a car crashing into a pizza and ice cream shop on Long Island turned out to be a scene for a film starring Billy Crystal.

Police in Long Beach tell Newsday that officers and firefighters were dispatched Monday morning after someone reported a vehicle had crashed into Slices & Ices. Police department officials say they were aware that a movie was being filmed there, but had to be sure a real accident hadn’t occurred.

An officer was posted at the location to direct motorists around the scene, which may have led someone to believe that there had been a crash.

Crystal grew up in a Long Beach neighborhood near where the scene was being shot for a comedy titled “We Are Unsatisfied.” Another scene was shot Monday at a local coffee shop.

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