Alec Baldwin slammed with assault and harassment charges over parking lot row; Trump wishes him 'luck'
The 60-year-old actor left the precinct after being slammed with assault and harassment charges, and ordered to appear in court on November 26
Alec Baldwin's list of punching people has a new name on it. The '30 Rock' actor was arrested on Friday for punching yet another driver in a car park after the two managed to get into an argument over a parking spot. According to police officers' confirmations, the actor was reportedly arrested on accounts of misdemeanor assault and was held at New York Police Department's 6th Precinct station house in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
Page Six reported the news, stating that police claimed an unnamed third party was 'holding' the spot for Baldwin in a parking lot on East 10th Street, when the other driver swooped in, claiming the spot as his own.
According to police sources, as reported by NBC New York, Baldwin made "physical contact" with the victim on the left side of the face. The 49-year-old complained of pain and was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, the sources added.
Baldwin has attracted attention in recent times for his scathing impersonations of US President Donald Trump on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'. When Trump was asked by reporters on Friday afternoon about Baldwin's arrest, he simply said, "I wish him luck."
And looks like luck is what Baldwin needs because this isn't the first time he was involved in a bust-up, neither is this the first time he has been inside the four walls of a precinct.
Back in 2014, Baldwin was arrested and issued two summons — one of them for disorderly conduct — after he went riding a bicycle the wrong way on a New York street. According to police reports at the time, Baldwin had allegedly become very angry and started yelling at police officers upon being asked for identification, so they could issue him a summons. The other summons was issued for him riding a bike against the traffic flow on the street, and headlines at the time had massively focused on his reportedly 'belligerent' behavior towards the officers who arrested him.
But it doesn't stop at that, as far back as 2013, he was caught on camera shouting anti-gay slurs at a photographer outside his New York apartment. The price he had to pay for that was losing his then MSNBC show 'Up Late With Alec Baldwin' - which first got suspended, and then eventually, was canceled.
Baldwin's history with brushes against the law also dates back even further till 1995, when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a photographer, who was filming him and his then-wife, Kim Basinger, while the couple brought home their newborn daughter. He was later acquited of the charges, but with the most recent arrest in question, recent updates reported that the 60-year-old actor left the precinct after being slammed with assault and harassment charges, and ordered to appear in court on November 26.