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'Carnival of Stupidity': Alec Baldwin Accused of Disorderly Conduct in Bicycling Incident ... and Then Goes on a Twitter Rant TheWrap

Actor Alec Baldwin had a confrontation with authorities today in New York after he was stopped for allegedly riding his bicycle in the wrong direction, TheWrap.com reports.

"The '30 Rock' star was taken to a Manhattan police station Tuesday morning to receive one summons for riding in the wrong direction and one for disorderly conduct, New York City Police Officer Arlene Muniz told TheWrap," the article reports.

Muniz is quoted as saying: “He was being belligerent and cursing. He was fighting with the officers.”

The report adds: "Baldwin was stopped on Fifth Avenue and 16th Street for riding his bike in the wrong direction, Muniz said. He was carrying a credit card but not a picture ID, so he was taken to the station to be officially identified."

Baldwin later took to Twitter, apparently to provide his comments on the incident. The actor said in a series of tweets: "Officer Moreno, badge number 23388, arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave ... Meanwhile, photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera. The police did nothing."

He followed with this one: "New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign."

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