Gossip website TMZ claims it has been approached by an unidentified party with an offer to purchase footage of director Tony Scott's suicide leap off the Vincent Thomas Bridge, but turned it down.

Multiple recordings of Scott's last moments are said to have been captured, including footage from a nearby surveillance camera.

It is unclear what exactly appears in the recording being shopped to various media outlets, but TMZ says it has seen the footage and passed on the opportunity to buy it. They leave open the possibility that "another media outlet has taken the bait."

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