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.

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