Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly punched a photographer named Marcus Santos in the chin and grabbed a second photographer, Jefferson Siegel, for trying to take his pictures as he was leaving the Marriage License Bureau in New York City on Tuesday morning (June 19).
The “30 Rock” star was apparently there to obtain a license to marry his fiancée Hilaria Thomas when he simply got mad at the sight of the paps who apparently kept their distance as they took shots of the actor.
“He was looking mad,” said Santos. “He said, ‘Step back, step back.’ I said, ‘We’re moving back.’”
“I said, ‘Don’t touch him,’” the 42-year-old Santos said. “I knew he was going to attack me. I stepped back, and he kept coming. He comes after me, starts shoving and punching me — one time, right in the chin. And then he started shoving me, and pushing me. Then he goes the other way.”
According to the 54 year-old, the photographers were too close for comfort and that’s why he decided to take out his anger on them. “A ‘photographer’ almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning #allpaparazzishouldbewaterboarded,” he tweeted.
That’s not exactly how the situation enfolded, according to eyewitness Goran Veljic, who says Alec was the one to approach the paps and he was very angry. What is wrong with you, Alec? Missing your regular anger management classes?
“They were away from him,” said Veljic. “Then he starts running at them. Pushing, very angry, his hands up.”
Paparazzi are obnoxious most of the time, but then, there are other times, when celebrities are just as obnoxious. Plus, Alec is known for quickly losing his temper. There was this one time he insulted his own 11 year-old daughter.
In 2010, Alec also attacked a pap. And he was recently booted from an American Airlines flight for ignoring instructions from the crew because no one tells Alec “Bada$$” Balwin what to do.
[image: NY Daily News]