Every so often, the gods of schadenfreude smile upon us. This is one of those times.

More from The New York Post:

A source told Page Six, “Alec was riding his bicycle the wrong way on Fifth Avenue this morning and, when he was stopped by police, he didn’t have ID, so he was handcuffed and arrested. It is not known where he is now or if he is still in police custody.”

According to InTouch Weekly, which first broke the story:

An eyewitness tells the mag the 56-year-old was “calm and quiet” while he was cuffed and put in the back of the police car, though another onlooker said he “went ballistic on the cops, screaming at them” earlier during the altercation.

One thing’s for certain: Alec Baldwin is the gift that keeps on giving.

The @nypost newsroom when Alec Baldwin news breaks  on Twitpic

We’re with them. This is gold, Jerry. Gold!

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/466235390299369472

Teehee!

https://twitter.com/CorcoranNYC/status/466249278537486336

You’d think so, wouldn’t you? But not yet, apparently. Get on that, NYC!

True. Story.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/466244988032913408

Amen to that.

Just one word of advice to the perpetually pissed-off pedaler:

Heh.

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Update:

‘Thar he blows’! Alec Baldwin unloads on NYC’s ‘carnival of stupidity’ after arrest

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Alec Baldwin