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Alec Baldwin says he was arrested because he's a celeb

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November 15, 2013. Actor Alec Baldwin shoves a photographer and tells him to move out of his way after he arrived in his SUV at the building where he lives in New York. (Reuters)

Alec Baldwin is still berating the cops who arrested him for riding his bike against traffic, joking to The New York Post, “There is only one crime more serious in New York than riding a bike the wrong way down the street, and that’s terrorism.”

The actor, smarting after he was busted for riding his bike the wrong way against traffic on Fifth Avenue on Tuesday, said he believes he was targeted by cops who acted far too heavy-handed over his cycle crime because of his celebrity status.

Speaking to the newspaper at a party for Barbara Walters at the Four Seasons on Wednesday, hothead-on-wheels Baldwin said, “Now write this down carefully — as I was stepping out of my car tonight outside the Four Seasons, a delivery guy on a bike going the wrong way down the street rode right in front of me and my wife.

“I joked to a police officer outside the restaurant, ‘There is only one crime worse in New York than riding a bike the wrong way down a street, and that’s terrorism.’ The police officer laughed.”

Baldwin denied he had yelled at the two female cops who arrested him, telling us, “They recognized me immediately. I saw the white female cop whisper to the Hispanic cop about who I was, and then they handcuffed me,” adding that he believed he was targeted because he’s a celebrity.

Baldwin says he will fight the charges. "There's a process hearing July 24, when all of this will come out," he warned.

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