"Looks like you have a short fuse," said Judge John Delury to human firecracker Alec Baldwin today in Manhattan court, where the actor appeared to face a summons for biking against traffic. ("Don't you know who I am?" said a belligerent, predictable Baldwin to the NYPD officers at the time.)
"Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" said Delury, who had at least some idea of who Baldwin is.
“You were in the Search for Red October?” the judge asked.
“No, Hunt for Red October,” Baldwin responded.
“That’s a good movie,” said Delury as he looked at the charges.
Baldwin sassed right back when the judge asked for an apology, countering, "I'd rather pay a fine." Instead, he left with an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, meaning if Baldwin can keep himself in check for the next six months, his disorderly conduct charge will be dismissed. "Be a good boy from now on," said Delury. "Have a good day."
NY City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) July 24, 2014