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