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Alec Baldwin gets chance to 'be a good boy' in disorderly conduct case

Alec Baldwin wanted to pay a fine. A judge wanted an apology. Staying 'out of trouble' is the compromise

If Alec Baldwin stays "out of trouble" for six months, a judge will dismiss the case against him for allegedly getting belligerent with cops in May when he was stopped for biking the wrong way down a one-way street.

Baldwin said he'd rather pay a fine to settle the violations he's charged with, while Manhattan Criminal Court Judge John DeLury told the actor the court was just asking for an apology, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Despite that disconnect, and in a move that's apparently common for low-level issues, the judge put the case on track for dismissal if Baldwin keeps his nose clean for six months.

"Looks like you have a short fuse," the judge told the actor, who's already infamous for that short fuse.

"Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" DeLury asked, according to the AP.

Baldwin responded in the affirmative, earning a somewhat snarky reply from the judge: "Be a good boy from now on. Have a good day!"

Of course, the former "30 Rock" star had to have his public say as well

"NY City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign," the actor had written that morning on Twitter, repeating a line from the day of his May 13 arrest.

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