I never think of Alec Baldwin as having a short fuse so much as just a rip cord that explodes whenever he gets out of a chair and interacts with the world-at-large. Alec isn’t exactly known for being an Ina Garten-type who soothes our soul with a nice dinner party and warm words. He. Is. Out. To. RAGE! Well, he rages unless his wife Hilaria Baldwin is needing him to step in and take photos in lieu of whoever is her normal Instagram influencer photog. That rage manifested itself in a tiff over a New York City parking spot today, punches were thrown, and Alec was the one who ended up in handcuffs.
TMZ says Alec was arrested for assault, and that’s because he decked someone while fighting for rights to a parking spot. I know nobody likes to pay for a garage spot in Manhattan, but damn, Alec! You have all kinds of 30 Rock coin. Does your ass need to be cheap and get huffy over a street spot? There still isn’t too much known about what went down except for it occurred on 10th Street and 5th Avenue. Alec had a friend blocking the spot, and someone in a different car somehow managed to nab the spot (and presumably not run over Alec’s friend). Alec was heard screaming “Fuck off!” when he became enraged (aka normal Alec). The argument heated to the point where Alec punched the unnamed 49-year-old guy in the jaw, and that dude had to be taken to the hospital. Trump burped up his thoughts if you care:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 2, 2018
This isn’t even the first time Alec has been arrested in New York, but it is decidedly more arrest-worthy. He was previously taken in for riding a bicycle on the wrong side of the road and not having his ID on him. I know, I fell asleep halfway through that sentence. Anyway, call me crazy (and, yes, know violence isn’t the answer), but I kind of get where Alec is coming from. People here in Boston go full-fledged Hunger Games in the winter if you try to park where they’ve left a space saver. Folks in Southie will slash the tires of your yuppie Audi AND greet you with a shower of F-words if you even try to remove the stolen Stop ‘n Shop cart from the spot they plowed. Either way, I bet he’s really regretting not just getting the guy’s cell number so he could do his standard of angry voicemail and then pretending like nothing ever happened. At least the dude with the busted jaw will know also benefit from 30 Rock reruns!
UPDATE: Alec was charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment, and was given a ticket to appear before being released back into the wild.