Cops: Ragin’ Alec decks driver in parking feud
Actor and President Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday for allegedly sucker-punching another man in a fight over a Greenwich Village parking spot, cops said.
The “Hunt for Red October” star was trying to park a black Cadillac Escalade in a spot on E. 10th St. near Fifth Ave. when his alleged victim, Wojciech Cieszkowski, 49, pulled into the space at about 1:30 p.m., sources with knowledge of the case said.
Officials said a family member was trying to hold the spot for Baldwin when Cieszkowski, slipped his black Saab station wagon into the space.
The two men argued, and when the victim went toa pay the parking meter, Baldwin ran up and struck him, authorities said.
Police took Baldwin in for questioning.
Baldwin was charged with third-degree assault, misdemeanor harassment and physical contact, officials said.
He left the precinct several hours later, brushing by reporters, and said nothing to reporters as he arrived home.
Baldwin’s presidential doppelganger even weighed in on the arrest.
“I wish him luck,” Trump said while smirking during an exchange with reporters.
The President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was a little less reserved.
“Is anyone shocked at this piece of garbage anymore?” Trump Jr. tweeted. “As if the phone calls to his daughter weren’t bad enough. He’s a lib so he gets chance after chance to be decent but always fails!”
Baldwin and Cieszkowski received parking summonses for not paying the meter, according to sources.
Police have surveillance video of the incident from a nearby building, officials said.
“They’re out there saying he punched him in the face — I don’t know if that’s necessarily the case,” said a police spokesman. “The victim is just saying, “He hit me, he hit me.’”
Cieszkowski went to a hospital complaining of physical pain. He had redness on his neck, the spokesman said.
The actor is known for his hot temper, but has mellowed over the last few years as he assumed the role of President Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” He is also the host of his own ABC talk series “The Alec Baldwin Show.”
An ABC spokeswoman said the show will air Sunday as scheduled.
In 2012, Baldwin was accused of assaulting a Daily News photographer Marcus Santos, who said the "30 Rock" star punched him in the face outside the city Marriage License Bureau.
Baldwin went ballistic after Santos snapped him outside the Worth St. office after Baldwin and then-fiancee Hilaria Thomas picked up their license in lower Manhattan.
A year later, Baldwin got into a street street scuffle with another photographer, pinning him to the hood of a parked car, just days after his daughter was born.
Despite his antics, Baldwin still had some fans.
“It’s the New York thing to do,” an unnamed resident of Baldwin’s building said. “I’ve punched someone for getting into a taxi.”
Hotheaded actor Alec Baldwin leaves 6th Precinct stationhouse in the Village on Friday after arrest for allegedly punching a driver in a dispute over a parking spot.
Alec Baldwin walks out of stationhouse in Greenwhich Village Friday, where he was accused of hitting a man. Below, Baldwin tweeted his response.
Baldwin went after Daily News photographer Marcus Santos in 2012. Above is the Greenwich Village intersection where he allegedly socked a man Friday over a parking spot.