Baldwin arrested over bike incident

This Is Lancashire: Alec Baldwin was taken into custody in New York City Alec Baldwin was taken into custody in New York City

Alec Baldwin has been arrested and accused of riding a bike the wrong way on the street and "acting belligerently" towards police officers in New York City.

Police said the 30 Rock star was taken into custody at about 10.15am today (May 13). They said two officers noticed him riding his bicycle the wrong way on 16th Street near Fifth Avenue near Union Square Park.

They said the actor was asked to show identification and accused him of acting belligerently toward the officers, leading to his arrest - although he was later released.

A representative for Baldwin didn't immediately return a request for comment.

Police said the 56-year-old actor was issued a summons for riding a bike the wrong way and for disorderly conduct.

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6:58am Wed 14 May 14

Martin999 says...

So, you can still be prosecuted for riding a bike the wrong way In a one way street in New York? Then he was arrested because he was unable to show any I.D.? I'm not surprised though, anyone who has watched the tv programme COPS will know how aggressive the American police are towards the public.
So, you can still be prosecuted for riding a bike the wrong way In a one way street in New York? Then he was arrested because he was unable to show any I.D.? I'm not surprised though, anyone who has watched the tv programme COPS will know how aggressive the American police are towards the public. Martin999
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5:45pm Wed 14 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

You are, sadly, mistaken. Don't you know that COPS is a drama -- a fake rendition of someone's idea of a cop show? It's like thinking that the village of Midsomer and the town of Oxford were hotbeds of murder and mayhem because you watched the two Johns (Nettles and Thaw) on the telly.

I happen to know that in the US, the police are far more polite and far less intimidating than the average "bobby" on the beat. And the cops in NYC are so laid back you'd think they weren't doing their job. But that would be a mistake. And, if you are approached by a cop and you "cop" an attitude, then be prepared to face the consequences. Like that idiot Baldwin. Be polite and respectful - never had a problem.
You are, sadly, mistaken. Don't you know that COPS is a drama -- a fake rendition of someone's idea of a cop show? It's like thinking that the village of Midsomer and the town of Oxford were hotbeds of murder and mayhem because you watched the two Johns (Nettles and Thaw) on the telly. I happen to know that in the US, the police are far more polite and far less intimidating than the average "bobby" on the beat. And the cops in NYC are so laid back you'd think they weren't doing their job. But that would be a mistake. And, if you are approached by a cop and you "cop" an attitude, then be prepared to face the consequences. Like that idiot Baldwin. Be polite and respectful - never had a problem. /@|_|@\
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7:25pm Wed 14 May 14

Martin999 says...

I think you have very thin grasp on reality. The police officers in the tv programme COPS are NOT actors. They are NOT following a script. They are NOT being directed. I know there are plenty of American reality shows that are fake, Lizard LIck Towing, Storage hunters, Jeremy Kyle, etc. and pretty crap they are too. But COPS is NOT faked.
I think you have very thin grasp on reality. The police officers in the tv programme COPS are NOT actors. They are NOT following a script. They are NOT being directed. I know there are plenty of American reality shows that are fake, Lizard LIck Towing, Storage hunters, Jeremy Kyle, etc. and pretty crap they are too. But COPS is NOT faked. Martin999
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7:50pm Wed 14 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Ah ha! My apologies, Martin999. I don't think I have watched it: unless it's the one with the "Bad boys" recording as its theme. Regardless, it does not mean nor does it indicate, however, that I have a very thin grasp on reality, mate. Neither does it mean that the show isn't edited to fulfill the producer's agenda. Your comments, conversely, do indicate a willingness to take things at first glance and forego any further critical thought or reasoning thereby offering a somewhat tenuous grip on the real world. So drop the condescension and we can talk. Maybe.

Nonetheless, I stand by what I said about the police (in general) in the USA. I presume you have little -- if any -- first-hand experience in this matter?
Ah ha! My apologies, Martin999. I don't think I have watched it: unless it's the one with the "Bad boys" recording as its theme. Regardless, it does not mean nor does it indicate, however, that I have a very thin grasp on reality, mate. Neither does it mean that the show isn't edited to fulfill the producer's agenda. Your comments, conversely, do indicate a willingness to take things at first glance and forego any further critical thought or reasoning thereby offering a somewhat tenuous grip on the real world. So drop the condescension and we can talk. Maybe. Nonetheless, I stand by what I said about the police (in general) in the USA. I presume you have little -- if any -- first-hand experience in this matter? /@|_|@\
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6:45am Fri 16 May 14

Martin999 says...

Apology accepted
Apology accepted Martin999
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