Robin Williams pulled over for riding his bike on sidewalk
Robin Williams had a run-in with the law recently when he was caught riding his bicycle on a New York City street — but that's not the shocking part. Apparently the comedian, starring in Broadway's "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," was dressed as a "terrorist or a crack dealer" when he was pulled over by police.
Williams heard a "whoop, whoop" and "pull over." Once officers checked his ID and he pulled down the mask, they let him go with just a warning.
"I got hit by a bike on a sidewalk," Elizabeth Hasselbeck piped up during the story.
Williams poked back: "Well, then that's why. It is the law because of her."
The takeaway? Not every scary dude on a bike is a crack dealer or a terrorist — he could be Robin Williams.
— Emily Christianson
Photo: Robin Williams at the opening-night after-party for "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" in New York on March 31. Credit: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images.