Moving the city of New York closer to outlawing being Alec Baldwin completely, repeat Alec Baldwiner Alec Baldwin was arrested today for biking while being Alec Baldwin. In Touch has reports and photos from the scene, where Baldwin was caught riding his bike against the direction of traffic at Fifth Avenue and 16th Street, looking suspiciously Alec Baldwin. Police soon stopped him and asked him for identification, which he did not have; however, he soon produced proof that he was Alec Baldwin by becoming “belligerent,” with one onlooker saying he “went ballistic on the cops, screaming at them.”
Spefically, according to the New York Daily News, Baldwin yelled, “I don’t have ID. Just give me the fucking summonses.” Having thus confirmed that he was indeed Alec Baldwin—and right out in public, too—the officers handcuffed and transported him to the NYPD’s 13th Precinct.
Once at the station, Baldwin made no attempt to conceal his flagrant Alec Baldwiness, reportedly saying, “How old are these officers? They don’t even know who I am.” But he was soon recognized by the precinct’s commanding officer—but only from “his ‘previous run-ins with the law—not his filmography,” the Daily News reports a “spokesperson” said, presumably from the department’s Burn Unit.
As being Alec Baldwin remains a legal gray area, thanks to the general ineffectualness of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Baldwin was reportedly charged with a more general “disorderly conduct” in addition to the cycling violation. Upon his release, Baldwin was free to resume being Alec Baldwin on the far more lawless streets of Twitter, where he posted his arresting officer’s badge number, pointed out that the police did nothing about his family’s latest run-in with the paparazzi, and posted a statement decrying the city’s prosecution of Alec Baldwinning, an indulgence that many believe to be harmless.