Alec Baldwin spent some time online Tuesday night explaining himself after a morning run-in with police that resulted in two summonses for the actor and a subsequent amusing blurt by him on
The former "30 Rock" star was stopped by cops in
The blurt happened Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. EDT, when Baldwin, via Twitter, called
He also complained about getting hauled in for something minor while paparazzi went untouched in their swarm around the door of the building where he and his wife and child live.
Baldwin's further explanation came later that day, around 10 p.m. EDT, through a series of tweets. Though he first named the officer as "Moreno," he corrected himself later to say it was "Montero."
He took issue with the accusation that he'd been disorderly (his summonses were for the bike infraction and alleged disorderly conduct).
"I asked both police officers today to ticket me. If they contend that I asked for special treatment, they are lying," he wrote. "If you don't have ID in NY when they write you a summons, they can take you in. Officer Moreno did not know me. Officer Weinstein did."
"Moreno shouted, 'Let's do this the right way!' And handcuffed me."
"I told both officers I was happy to accept the summons and go. One officer seemed inclined toward that. Moreno did not," Baldwin continued. "So, when a cop lies to protect themself, what do I plead in court on July 14th? Even if you are innocent, w witnesses, what do you do?"
"My only point is that claims by Moreno of disorderly conduct are either a distortion or outright lie. Moreno lied in her report. I simply want people to know that I asked for no special treatment. It was a ticket for riding a bicycle. I can handle it. Correction: Officer's name is Montero."