Dan Aykroyd has been left counting the cost of a massive theft which saw over 21,000 bottles of his vodka brand stolen from a warehouse in California.
The Ghostbusters star is a founder of the Crystal Head Vodka company, which sells the spirit in extravagant bottles shaped like crystal skulls.
Aykroyd's firm was the victim of a heist this month (May11) when a large consignment of the vodka, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, was taken from a storage facility.
The actor admits he is both "distressed and elated", by the theft, telling Tmz.com in a statement, "My partners and I are sorry to lose this much vodka to theft and do not condone criminal activity in any fashion, but we are happy that some consumers will be afforded the opportunity of tasting it at significantly lower than retail price. Chv can be purchased legally at bars, restaurants, and retail stores throughout North America."