Police: Gene Hackman slaps homeless man
Published: Oct. 31, 2012 at 12:36 AM
SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 31 (UPI) — Gene Hackman slapped a homeless man the actor said had gotten aggressive toward him and his wife, police in Santa Fe, N.M., said.
No one was arrested or injured in the Tuesday incident, which Hackman said began when the man approached him and his wife in a menacing manner, police told E! News.
Hackman said the man called his wife, Betsy, a derogatory name so he responded by smacking him. Police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns said the blow was “more like a slap than a punch.”
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We wondered how Mr Hackman felt towards homeless people or which party he follows.
Appeared on Richard Nixon`s infamous “List of Enemies” during the 1972 presidential election, the only time Hackman was publicly involved in politics. During an interview on “Larry King Live” (1985) in July 2004, Hackman stated that although he is a Democrat, he liked President Ronald Reagan, who had died the previous month.
- Gene Hackman
It would seem the homeless man was making unwanted advances.