Here's the thing about Alec Baldwin: He pretty much always gets the last word. And while that word often is NSFW, on Tuesday (May 13), he kept things pretty PG when he responded to being pulled over and put in a squad car by New York police after a bicycle-riding infraction.
According to reports, Baldwin was indeed cited for riding his bike the wrong way down a city street and not having proper ID on him when officers pulled him over on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. And, according to TMZ, police sources described the former “30 Rock” star as being “belligerent” with arresting officers while in custody.
Baldwin reportedly got a disorderly conduct citation on top of his bicycle infraction as a result.
All this, the star noted, even as police are nowhere to be found when tabloid photographers camp outside his home and scare his daughter.
And then things got real. "New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity," he added on Twitter, lashing out at officers who ticket citizens for "behavior once thought benign."
A spokesperson for the New York Police Department could not be reached for comment at press time.
The incident comes less than three months after Baldwin penned a scathing essay for New York magazine in which he officially said good-bye to public life and implied that he would abandon the city for Los Angeles.