Famously quick-tempered actor Alec Baldwin finally went and got himself arrested. And the reason for the arrest is completely hilarious.
According to Page Six, Baldwin was cuffed and taken off by police on Tuesday after being stopped for riding his bicycle the wrong way up New York’s Fifth Avenue.
Cops “pulled over” the illegally cycling Baldwin and discovered he had no ID. So apparently they had no choice but to take him into custody.
Eyewitness reports differ as to Baldwin’s demeanor at the time of his arrest. One person told InTouch magazine that Baldwin was calm, but another said he “went ballistic on cops.”
Considering Baldwin’s past history of outbursts, I’m inclined to believe he was not entirely cooperative at least at first. I can’t imagine Baldwin took it too well when he was told he had to go in for riding his bike the wrong way.
I guess they take that stuff pretty seriously in New York? Sounds like a bit of an overreaction to me. But maybe there were aggravating circumstances.
Did he also fail to signal? Was he not wearing a cute little styrofoam bike helmet? Were his handlebar tassels not regulation?
I can’t wait for the Twitter tirade. Look out NYPD!