Assault Prompts Reporter to Say There’s “Something Wrong With [Alec Baldwin]”

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went to City Hall yesterday with fiancée to obtain a marriage license, when an altercation broke out that provoked a witness to tell the Daily News something is “wrong” with the star.

Baldwin is now at the center of a criminal investigation after allegedly assaulting a photographer on scene. According to the alleged victim, Marcus Santos, Baldwin “look[ed] mad” and urged the to get out of his way, reports. Santos says Baldwin went after him unprovoked, while Baldwin claims he acted in response to aggression. The Daily News reports Baldwin threw punches. Witnesses may back up the photographer’s account, but they might be a little biased.

Baldwin tweeted about the incident later and even alluded to the controversial Trayvon Martin case: “I suppose if the offending paparazzi was wearing a hoodie and I shot him, it would all blow over…” Unfortunately his remark will probably only escalate matters.

The next day Baldwin was seen around town wearing a sheet over his head, likely a response to General Counsel for the Mickey Osterreicher’s comments that Baldwin should wear something over his head if he does not want to be recognized, Fox reported.

It sounds like a classic case of finger-pointing.

—Alissa Fleck

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