Alec Baldwin handcuffed in New York
Alec Baldwin has pulled a Reese Witherspoon, folks.
The former 30 Rock actor got into it with New York City cops on Wednesday after being stopped for riding his bike the wrong way on Fifth Avenue. #FirstWorldProblems
Here’s how it all went down: The police stopped Baldwin for going the wrong way. When they asked him for his ID, he became a grouch, a.k.a. himself.
“I don’t have identification,” Baldwin shouted, according to ABC News. “Just give me the f--king summons” and “wrap this summons around your head.”
A police source said the actor became “arrogant and loud,” which earned him a second summons for disorderly conduct. The cops confiscated Baldwin’s bike and took him to the precinct for a warrant check because he had no ID.
“They were walking him up the avenue,” 27-year-old Michael Jones of Long Island told the New York Daily News. “He looked like a tool.”
And there, at the precinct, Baldwin did it. He became the Witherspoon.
“How old are these officers?” he asked. “They don’t even know who I am.”
Rest assured his little hissy fit didn’t stop there. Baldwin took to Twitter to erroneously recap the incident for all the InterLand to mock henceforth.
“Officer Moreno, badge number 23388, arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave. New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.”
Baldwin kept flapping his thumbs about the cops’ lack of desire to protect him and his family from the paps who subsequently made themselves comfortable outside his place.
“Meanwhile, photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera,” he tweeted. “The police did nothing.”
The hothead’s rep isn’t touching this one.