Alec Baldwin cleared of charges for riding the wrong way up NYC street

30 Rock actor asked to be nice, following post-arrest Twitter outbursts

by Sarah Barth   July 26, 2014  

NYPD (Pete Stewart, Wikimedia Commons)

The actor Alec Baldwin has been cleared of charges for cycling the wrong way up a Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The 30 Rock star appeared before a New York City judge, John DeLury who asked Baldwin, "Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?"

It’s not clear whether he can though, as following his arrest for the offence Alec tweeted: "NY City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.”

According the New York Daily News, a police source said that after the 56-year-old was stopped by officers at around 10.15am yesterday morning and asked for identification, "He became belligerent, yelling and screaming at the officers, 'I don't have ID. Just give me the f*cking summonses.'"

Witness Michael Jones told the newspaper: “He was riding his bike in the wrong direction when some cops stopped him. They were walking him up the avenue. He looked like a tool.”

When he arrived at Manhattan’s 13th Precinct, where he was charged with disorderly conduct, Baldwin said: “How old are these officers? They don’t even know who I am.”

But on this occasion, the New York Post noted the actor replied to the court’s query: "sure, sure." To which the judge added, "be a good boy now, have a good day."

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Honestly, I doubt anyone even cares about this. Why are you posting stories like this?

Just because something has a tiny mention of cycling doesn't mean we want to read it. This is more celebrity news than cycling news!

posted by madindehead [28 posts]
26th July 2014 - 14:41


Why are you reading it then? Just to have a moan about a site that's FREE?

It's starts with Alec Baldwin, if you're not interested in Alec Baldwin, don't read it.

Never ceases to amaze me the tinternet, where folk moan about free content.

All Campag

posted by Flying Scot [576 posts]
26th July 2014 - 15:24


The best thing about this story is the Judge's comments. Rolling On The Floor

posted by levermonkey [370 posts]
26th July 2014 - 16:33


They should have charged him with crimes against acting for "Thomas and the magic railroad" (though Peter Fonda was remarkably even worse).

posted by BikeBud [104 posts]
28th July 2014 - 12:53