Actor Alec Baldwin became engaged in a shouting match with a female reporter outside his New York apartment building on Friday (15Nov13) after his wife accused the woman of almost hitting her with a microphone.

The former 30 Rock star clashed with the media three times on Friday alone - he blasted a reporter seeking a comment about the imprisonment of his convicted stalker Genevieve Sabourin, who was jailed on Thursday (14Nov13), and then was accused of shoving a paparazzo against a parked car as he headed to a local hair salon.

He hit headlines again on Friday afternoon, snapping at the press as he loaded up his car to head to his home in the Hamptons.

As his wife Hilaria emerged from the building carrying their daughter Carmen, she pleaded with photographers not to frighten her baby, saying, "She gets scared of the flashes, so please don't flash (sic)."

She was then seen pointing out a blonde Tv reporter to her husband, claiming the female nearly smacked her in the face with her microphone on Thursday. Baldwin promptly walked up to the woman and demanded an apology for Hilaria, only for the reporter to respond, "I did nothing wrong Alec! Your wife is exaggerating what happened."

The actor then called on police officers, who had arrived on the scene to keep the crowds out of the road, to arrest the lady, telling them, "See that blonde woman, I want to press charges against her." The cops agreed to deal with the incident but did not make any arrests.

The drama continued as Baldwin climbed into his Suv (Sports Utility Vehicle) and tried to pull out of his parking spot - bumping into a photographer's stationary car in the process. He offered to pay for any damage but the snapper allegedly told him not to worry about the minor incident as Baldwin headed off.