Alec Baldwin Arrested for Biking in Wrong Direction
UPDATED: The actor was taken into custody after getting "a little belligerent with the officers" when asked for identification on Tuesday morning in NYC.
Alec Baldwin was arrested on Tuesday morning in New York City after riding his bicycle in the wrong direction, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The actor and Greenwich Village resident was stopped at the corner of 16th Street and Fifth Avenue at 10:15 a.m. ET for biking against traffic (going north on Fifth Avenue, a southbound street with a marked bike lane).
When police officers asked Baldwin to identify himself, he did not have any I.D. on him at the time.
"He got a little belligerent with the officers, so they took him into custody to identify him," NYPD detective Marc Nell told THR. "He was identified and given two summonses, and he is now on his merry way."
Baldwin has been under fire recently for a lengthy New York Magazine essay that attacks Rachel Maddow and Shia LaBeouf, among others, as well as for shouting unconfirmed homophobic slurs that caused MSNBC to suspend production of his Up Late program.
Shortly afterward, strongly worded tweets were posted to the account of the Alec Baldwin Foundation, listing the alleged officer who arrested him:
Officer Moreno, badge number 23388, arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) May 13, 2014
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
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