'Belligerent' Alec Baldwin Arrested for Riding Bike Wrong Way, Police Say
NEW YORK — Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested Tuesday morning after mouthing off to a pair of female officers who stopped him for riding his bike the wrong way, police said.
Baldwin, 56, was spotted riding against traffic in a bike lane at Fifth Avenue and 16th Street about 10:15 a.m. When police stopped him and asked him for identification, the infamously hot-tempered star became "belligerent," the NYPD said.
"F--- this...this is horsesh--," the Oscar-nominated actor told police. "Don't you know who I am?
When he could not produce an ID, the officers told him that they would give him summonses for driving the wrong way and not having identification.
Glengarry Glen Ross actor continued to argue, prompting one of the officers to warn him, "Keep it up and you'll be arrested."
"You can wrap those summonses around your head," Baldwin responded.
At that, the officers handcuffed the actor and put him a squad car, as first reported by In Touch Weekly.
The officers drove him to the 13th Precinct and held there until someone provided proper ID, sources said.
Baldwin left the station with a Disorderly Conduct charge in addition to the two summonses.
After he was released from the precinct, Baldwin to Twitter to complain about his summons and the press attention.
New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) May 13, 2014
The former 30 Rock actor acknowledged his arrest and named the arresting officer.
Officer Moreno, badge number 23388, arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) May 13, 2014
The Greenwich Village resident, who recently threatened to leave the city in a cover article in New York magazine, adding that he had tired of public life, has made headlines for his explosive anger management issues. He once left an irate phone message for his then-11-year-old daughter, Ireland Baldwin, calling her a "little pig," and has repeatedly scuffled with photographers trying to get shots of him, wife Hilaria Baldwin and their baby daughter, Carmen.
He was thrown off an American Airlines flight in December 2011 for refusing to turn off his cellphone while playing "Words With Friends."
He claimed that press photographers "terrifed" his daughter.
Meanwhile, photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera. The police did nothing.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) May 13, 2014