12:40 pm - 10/31/2012

Gene Hackman Slaps Homeless Guy Who Dropped C-Word

Gene Hackman pimp-slapped a homeless man who physically threatened the actor and his wife outside a New Mexico restaurant ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the incident went down Tuesday as Hackman and his wife were leaving a Santa Fe restaurant. We're told a homeless guy named Bruce Becker approached them in a threatening manner.

We're told the incident escalated big time when Becker called Hackman's wife a "c**t" -- and then Hackman dished out some street justice ... slapping Becker across the face.

Becker then called the cops to report the incident.

We're told cops interviewed Hackman and his wife, determined the slap was in self-defense ... and, for now, no charges have been filed.

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executivehpfan 31st-Oct-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
mikachanyo 31st-Oct-2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
lol my exact thoughts.
vampireweekend 31st-Oct-2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
buffy_usa 31st-Oct-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
i admire his restraint
c word deserves more than a slap
felixdemarco 31st-Oct-2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
I have a crush on young gene hackman

thetxbelle 31st-Oct-2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Bonnie & Clyde <3
sweet_honesty 31st-Oct-2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
I normally don't like violence, especially against homeless people, but that guy shouldn't have called his wife that.
fakevoices 31st-Oct-2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
i wish i could dish out some bitch slaps to some people
hallois 31st-Oct-2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
ugh me too! I had a great opportunity to do it a couple of days ago but I didn't think of it then. Now I really wish I did :(
thishollywood 31st-Oct-2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
lol i hear stefon-from-snl's voice in my head rn...

"this post has everything: homelessness, old white guys, street justice violence, misogynistic slurs"
solsty 31st-Oct-2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
lmao this is my favorite comment ever.
deearem 31st-Oct-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
allfourone 31st-Oct-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
mhfromnh 31st-Oct-2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
m_h_p 31st-Oct-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
Bwahaha, incredible
turi 31st-Oct-2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
how dare you, white is not his color
lizrocks 31st-Oct-2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
My husband put on my wig that I got for Halloween and... looks like that. A lot.
myblackass 31st-Oct-2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
He looks like a televangelist's wife.
mynamehere07 31st-Oct-2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
rebeljean 31st-Oct-2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
baglady25 31st-Oct-2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
LMAO I love this comment
hemsworth 31st-Oct-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
lmao end post
zparklemotion 31st-Oct-2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
goldenlockets 31st-Oct-2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
thetxbelle 31st-Oct-2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
lmao <3
hahahey 31st-Oct-2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
notoriousreign 31st-Oct-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
lmao now that's all I'm thinking. xD
toilandblood 31st-Oct-2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
rhapsodeeinblue 31st-Oct-2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
kstew 31st-Oct-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
lmao irl
lisse_pitch13 31st-Oct-2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
gracestalker 31st-Oct-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
I think this might just be the best ONTD comment...ever.
marmar627 1st-Nov-2012 03:27 am (UTC)
pikapika217 1st-Nov-2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
bless you
preflyer 31st-Oct-2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
fuck yeah gene hackman
theflyers 31st-Oct-2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
He's lucky he just got a slap.

I wonder what the full interaction was, like is that guy nuts just looking to fight some old dude or did he just know it was Gene Hackman and was hoping for a punch in the face so he could get rich? Craziness.
hot143chocolate 31st-Oct-2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
So... if someone is approaching me aggressively and calls me a cunt, I'm allowed to strike that person without it being considered assault? Or is that just for rich, (white), famous people?

B/c I'm pretty sure that if I slapped every guy who came at me saying nasty things in an aggressive way in a club or elsewhere, all the cops would do is tell that I should have called them before slapping anyone and then proceed to place me under arrest.
deearem 31st-Oct-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
The cops would come to my dad's place all the damn time because he and my stepmom would get into crazy drunk violent fights and no one ever got arrested so idt you would get arrested..
sweet_honesty 31st-Oct-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
He wasn't at the club though. This was on the streets. The man was homeless and also approached them in a threatening manner. My guess is this guy has had similar incidents like this before which are pretty easy for the police to look up. I was in an incident similar to this on the bus and it took the police all of five seconds to conclude the guy was at fault because of all his priors.

Gene Hackman also just slapped the guy. Police in major cities have better things to do then waste their time on one slap.
hot143chocolate 31st-Oct-2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Taking all of the other details of this out of consideration, I would like to draw your attention to something that really bothers me about your position: I know you may not mean it this way, but you've really just used the fact that someone is homeless as a reason for the police to take a potential assault against him less seriously. Do you really not see how wrong that is?
deearem 31st-Oct-2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Agreed. There is one homeless guy who comes into my workplace sometimes and acts really erratic and it scares everyone. If the cops were called again, they already know the guy has potential to do something that would warrant something like that.
theflyers 31st-Oct-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
It could also be because the guy who got slapped was homeless honestly. I've known police to take them much less seriously than say a guy that was within the restaurant or a club. Hell the police go out of their way to harass the homeless in some areas, it makes me ill needless to say.
sastra_fuss 31st-Oct-2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
It depends, do you want to be taken away in an ambulance...
pettyscenes 31st-Oct-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
There could be a lot of variables here that's not included in the article. You could be right, though.
thetxbelle 31st-Oct-2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
I have a lot of friends in the bar business and trust me, aggressive assholes get slapped every night and most of the time it does not result in an arrest.
brucelynn 31st-Oct-2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
Go Gene!!!!

goldengal1193 31st-Oct-2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
When it comes to family, I get protective. I'm very sweet, but if you lash out(or name call) at a family member I will tear you the hell down.

So I can't get angry at him for that.
ialmrnt5 31st-Oct-2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
definitely deserved
levant_85 31st-Oct-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
kapuki234 31st-Oct-2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
allfourone 31st-Oct-2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
I hate being called a cunt

I was hanging out with this guy that I was seeing and he died on a level i a video game and I was just poking fun at him and he's like "Kelsey why do you have to be such a cunt?"

I haven't spoken to him since
theflyers 31st-Oct-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Gross, that guy needs to chill out. I'm glad you weren't here for any of that crap.
pettyscenes 31st-Oct-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
My brother has said that same exact thing to me before (including the name hey oh). I have no tolerance for being called bitch or cunt by guys, even if they're "just joking".
allfourone 31st-Oct-2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Fellow Kelsey! Don't you hate being called Chelsea?
deearem 31st-Oct-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
I've never been called one (yet), but I've been called a bitch behind my back...and to my face now that I think about it. Mostly because I have a tendency to tell people "I don't like you as a person, I don't want to be your friend anymore" in high school, so the people on the receiving end would call me a bitch lol. I always found it funny that they reacted that way. Like...get over it. Make new friends.
lizrocks 31st-Oct-2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
The way this is spaced for some reason I haven't spoken to him since = and his body was never found.
thetxbelle 31st-Oct-2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
I would have beat him with the video game controller so good for you for restraining yourself.
royan_rawss 31st-Oct-2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Just wondering, how would you feel if a girl called you a cunt? I guess I'm curious if it's the word you dislike or how certain people use it?
umi 31st-Oct-2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
What a dick. That word is a deal breaker for me too - I was "seeing" a guy years back who sent me an angry drunk text and called me a cunt. Never bothered to talk to him after that, and I still run into him from time to time in town. I give him the evil eye every time I see him, haha. Privileged Indian boy who gets everything handed to him because his dad works at the University.


Edited at 2012-10-31 11:19 pm (UTC)
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