Alec Baldwin Punches Guy in Face Over Parking Spot, Gets Arrested
Alec Baldwin has spent the past two years or so punching back at Donald Trump by portraying the President on Saturday Night Live.
But now the actor has been arrested for a different sort of punch back.
As in: Baldwin has been arrested for punching some dude in the face.
According to TMZ and NBC News, the veteran actor got into an altercation with his alleged unnamed victim around 10th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City on Friday.
Insiders tell the aforementioned celebrity gossip website that Baldwin had a friend holding a parking spot for him…
… but that this other fella dared to swoop in and take it.
(It’s unclear at the moment just how the friend was holding the spot for Baldwin.)
Baldwin took exception to what he saw as a parking spot heist, screamed at the perpetrator and then slugged him in the face.
The victim, reportedly a 49-year old male, was then taken to a nearby hospital.
And Baldwin was placed under arrest.
The actor lives in the area and has a well-earned reputation for being a hothead.
The only real surprise in this story is that the man on the receiving end of Baldwin’s fist was not a photographer.
Over the past few years, Alec has mixed it up several times with paparazzi members in the streets of the Big Apple.
He was arrested in May of 2014 for confronting a police officer…
… and he hurled gay slurs at a different photographer in between these incidents, stirring up understandable controversy and drama in the process.
Accompanied by his wife and his daughter during this latter confrontation, which took place almost exactly four years ago, Baldwin referred to his then-nemesis as a “c-cksucking f-g.”
It was a very low moment for the outspoken Liberal.
He apologized afterward and has remained relatively calm ever since. Until now, that is.
Not long after news of Baldwin’s arrest went public, President Trump was asked about the incident and showed surprising restraint by responding with a simple:
“I wish him luck.”
Neither Baldwin nor anyone on his team has spoken out yet about the arrest.
The actor has four children under the age of five with his wife Hilaria, as well as an adult daughter with first wife, Kim Basinger.
He once labeled that daughter, Ireland, as a “pig” in an infamous voicemail he left for her as a child.
But Ireland and her dad have since made up and the former has even defended her dad on Twitter, saying he deserved credit for dealing with what she called “anger management issues.”
He may now need to have that credit revoked, however.