Actor Hackman admits to slapping homeless man

Posted at: 10/30/2012 9:54 PM
Updated at: 10/31/2012 8:55 AM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

Photo: Gene Hackman
Photo: Gene Hackman

Actor Gene Hackman admitted to slapping a homeless person in the face Tuesday, but said it was in self defense.

the incident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Downtown Plaza in Santa Fe.

Police said the homeless man called and said Hackman had hit him.

Hackman claimed it was the homeless man who had been aggressive towards him and his wife when he slapped the man.