NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday afternoon after an altercation about a parking spot.

It happened around 1 p.m. near the corner of E. 10th Street and University Place in Greenwich Village.

Police say Baldwin was backing into an open parking spot when a 49-year-old man in a Saab station wagon came in from behind him and took the spot in front of the actor’s home.

Sources say Baldwin then followed the man to the Muni-meter, where the two men shoved each other. Then, the driver claims Baldwin hit him on the left side of the face.

The driver was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital. A man who says he’s the victim’s friend came back to pick up the Saab hours later, after it got a ticket for parking without paying the meter.

Friday afternoon, President Trump was asked about the actor’s arrest during a short session with the media on the White House lawn.

“I wish him luck,” Trump said with a smirk.

The president and Baldwin have had a contentious relationship, with the actor regularly portraying the president on the comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live,” much to Trump’s disapproval.

Baldwin took to Twitter to respond to the allegations against him.

“The assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false,” the actor tweeted using the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation’s account.

Back in 2014, Baldwin was arrested after being stopped by police for riding a bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street.

Also that year, Baldwin told New York Magazine he couldn’t live in New York anymore because the paparazzi had become too aggressive.

In 2012 and 2013, Baldwin got into several confrontations with photographers.

Both cars involved in the dispute got parking tickets for not paying the meter.

Baldwin’s black Cadillac Escalade has been moved to a parking garage with the ticket still attached. The actor got a desk ticket for the assault and misdemeanor charges, and is due back in court later this month.

Comments (63)
  1. Melanie Lechner Taylor says:

    I hope he is on the list of dangerous people who are NOT allowed to buy a gun!!!

  2. Sabrina Davis says:

    Baldwin is a major league a-hole. Always has been, always will be.

  3. Baldwin decided to treat the man that took his parking place like he was Baldwin’s family.

  4. Harry Kallehan says:


    You gotta love it though.

    A cheap, whiny, democrat climate change fanatic driving a gas-guzzling Cadillac Escalade beat out of the parking spot by a Republican driving a nimble, tiny fuel efficient Prius station wagon who scooted right in.

    This, right after the dem informed of Trump approval rating of 51%, who then beats the hell out of the Prius driver.


  5. What’s next from Baldwin, shooting up a Synagogue?

  6. Gene Easley says:

    Probably supports the caravans coming up to our southern border; like supports like, violent law-breaking caravans, violent law-breaking liberal celebrities.

    1. Too funny! Alec (legal immigrant) is parking the way it should be done and someone (illegal immigrant) jumps in front of him and takes his place. That man probably isn’t as privileged as Alec. Where’s Alec’s compassion for that man. I guess Alec knows how many people feel about the illegal immigrants that have no regard for people waiting in line.

  7. Reginald Winthorp says:

    Hmmm, where’s all that compassionate tolerant Democrat?

  8. Harry Kallehan says:


    He’s part of the violent Democrat mob.


  9. Put that snowflake in population and wouldn’t last one day

  10. Scott Brown says:

    And yet these are the type of people who’s opinions on politics we’re supposed to value? LOL

  11. Jeana Krake says:

    He has a pattern of being unhinged and abusive, just like the other socialists who bark at moon, claw doors, club properties, attack people, spit, rock back and forth, are uncivil, break into food establishments attacking people who are eating, wear vagina outfits, yell, spew lies, scream and have fits as if they are possessed- its called being a socialist.

  12. Mortimer Von Dykshiggelleur says:

    Lock him up!!!

  13. This is not the first time he done this. He’s an overall violent guy who needs some serious help yet he is worshiped by people because of his mocking of the president.

    Anyone can go back and listen to his phone call he made to his own teen age daughter where he was abusive a few years back.

  14. Dave Spysea says:

    reason# 12352214 the stereotype about liberals is spot on! Thank you for being a perfect fool Mr Baldwin ….. vote democrat = a vote for aggressive violence

    1. Dan Raidt says:

      They keep reinforcing the stereotype

  15. Vile human. At least it wasn’t a woman who took his parking place. He woulda punched her too.

  16. Jim Gravelyn says:

    Well, if the guy pulled in frontward into a spot Alec was backing into… that’s just plain rude. The guy deserved to be punched. As a conservative not all that fond of his liberal stupidity, I gotta side with Baldwin on this one.

    1. rho1953 says:

      No, no, no. In a civil society you don’t beat people over a parking place. That is stupid. People should be more polite than to steal a parking spot, but it doesn’t justify battery.

    2. Wayne Hosh says:

      No….not only is it not warranted as rho1973 mentioned, we don’t even know the real situation. What’s the other guys story? Maybe Baldwin was doing something weird. Maybe the other guy actually got their first. Maybe it wasn’t clear what Baldwin was doing.

      He probably was sitting sitting in his SUV playing “words with friends”…. it’s what he does.

  17. At some point, he’s going to pull this on a smaller guy (which is what he picks on) but the smaller guy is going to have a carry permit.

    1. Luis Martinez says:

      Oh it’s coming, he’s gonna go off on the wrong person and get the crap stomped out of him.

  18. He may play Trump on TV but Baldwin has to act civil to do so. A real departure from his real persona.

  19. Carter Gwynn says:

    Progressive mob violence mentality.

  20. Ed Mccall says:

    I have a long list of Hollywood idiots that I don’t support. Baldwin in first on the list, followed by Samuel Jackson and then NFL

  21. Dusty Granger says:

    Liberal loser loses It.

  22. Mark Moser says:

    Sounds like two jerks had a bad day! 🙂

  23. Perfect example of “Road Rage,” and of course he’ll get away with it. I’m sure it’s not the first time.

  24. Eileen Finnin Hargrove says:

    Look up definition of asshole and you will find Alec Baldwin!!!

  25. Rocco Henderson says:

    Mobs or jobs? …voting GOP this time.

  26. Typical godless, angry, lunatic leftist C-list celebrity retard.

  27. Susan Bolle says:

    So why exactly would someone care for Trumps reaction and then determine what sort of look there was on his face? A ‘smirk’ is a reaction to something that is ridiculous, and in this case it is.

  28. Thomas Ivers says:

    I’m begging you Alex, hit me. I’d go 8 rounds with your corpse after knocking you out in the first.

  29. Baldwin thinks he’s a privileged Hollywood player. Note to advertisers: I buy nothing AB pitches.

  30. Terry Shipp says:

    Don’t do that in Texas cause you might get shot.

  31. jay10940 says:

    Tomorrow night on SNL: Trump steps in to play Baldwin in a lighthearted reenactment of this afternoon’s events.

  32. What I love about this is that Alec recently said he didn’t like Stephen Colbert because he asked Alec about his past troubles with the paparazzi. I hope Stephen is laughing about this right now. Obviously, there is no one to blame for Alec’s temper but Alec. His behavior has nothing to do with his politics… it has to do with him being a hothead and a jerk. I am a Democrat and I’d never stoop to the level that he has so many times.

  33. Michael Perse says:

    This seems so out of character for Alec….

  34. Lance Turner says:

    that’s a 50k windfall for that dude!

  35. Bocephus Thibodaux says:

    Put Alec in the cell with Bubba, he is lonely and needs some sexual relief.

  36. Violence from the left.. here’s my surprised face -_-

  37. Dennis Meyler says:

    “Baldwin then followed the man to the Muni-meter and punched him, police said.”

    So the assault was premeditated. I hope his history of violence figures into the determination of whether or not to charge him.

  38. Gary Ely says:

    Someone did that to me once. I gave him a verbal punch.

  39. Steve DiCarolis says:

    Multi violent offender. Why does he keep getting Hillary-Passes?

  40. I’m guessing the victim was about 5 feet tall and weighed under 100 lbs…

  41. Ray Pierce says:

    Have him pardon himself since he plays Trump on SNL.

  42. Mike Favetti says:

    Where did I hear that Liberals are all in favor of peaceful resolution to world problems; yeah right, it’s not a World Problem, it’s a Parking space. My bad, sorry.

  43. This is how DEMOCRAT LIBERALS behave. They can’t control their anger ever.

  44. Branden Sloan says:

    A very common thug doing exactly as expected from a loser libtard. given to expect to get his way, he attacs anyone who upsets him. An idiot, in every respect and arrest is not enough. lock him up – lock him up!

  45. rho1953 says:

    While I understand his frustration over a stolen parking spot, emotionally mature adults know you can’t chase someone down and beat them over the issue. More than likely the guy who did it is also a rabid left winger, being it happened in communist NYC.

  46. Jason E. Reed says:

    NBC will now promote him to a higher position.

  47. Matthew Dunnyveg says:

    I only wish one of these liberal traitors would assault me. I’d call my lawyer first and the police second. And I would use every dime I got to fund ethnonationalist causes.

  48. Rocco Henderson says:

    LOTS of employers are giving their workers time off to vote next Tuesday. Maybe he was really upset about that.

  49. Benny Roseland says:

    Just another ugly pattern by a lefist celebrity that will be ignored by the MSM. He won’t lose a job or a sponsor.

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