Things are really not going well for comedian Katt Williams. The comic was arrested this weekend after getting into an altercation at a Seattle-area bar, news which we wish we were surprised to hear. We’re starting to get genuinely concerned that you young people wouldn’t remember Williams as anything other than a man who is constantly getting arrested. In addition to acting gigs like My Wife and Kids and Friday After Next, Katt is an insanely talented (NSFW) comedian. When he isn’t fighting in bars, that is.
Now, it doesn’t take a behavioral psychologist to realize that someone who allegedly threatens his fellow patrons with a pool cue and throws a cigarette in a stranger’s eye is going through some sort of crisis. Then we realized: all of Katt’s encounters with the long arm of the law include one or two truly bizarre details. For example, just last week Williams was pursued by police while driving a “three-wheeled motorbike” through Sacramento. A three-wheeled motorbike. Of course, that’s only the tip of the weird, illegal iceberg…
The Katt Williams crazy train is making all stops across the Continental U.S. this summer, and everyone’s invited! Just whatever you do, do not bring your pets. Allegedly Katt Williams’ bodyguard shot a dog at a Jack-in-the-Box in Arizona; a German Shepard named Lester, the pooch pulled lose from his owner and bit the security detail, who reacted in just about the worst way possible. Even more bizarrely, after apologizing, Katt returned from his tour bus with a Mastiff puppy and attempted to give it to the horrified family. “Katt Williams came outside and told us that he [the bodyguard] will be fired immediately,” the family told TMZ. “We are devastated right now.” So, worst random celebrity sighting ever, yes?
The incident closely follows Katt Williams’ arrest for felony intimidation of a witness after blocking the escape route of a maintenance worker who was being pelted with rocks earlier this June, an encounter that looks a friendly handshake in comparison. According to the maintenance worker’s 911 call, Williams has a bizarrely high opinion of himself, reporting, “The guy claims to be the second most important black guy on the face of the earth.” If Katt can get arrested once a month, carry around puppies in case someone in his entourage murders a pet, and still come out as running up, we would love to hear a detailed explanation of who, exactly, is the first. Don’t worry; we’ll wait.
We will always love Pimp Chronicles, Part 1; the bit about Michael Jackson has our jaws on the floor every time. But as Katt Williams’ arrest on Saturday suggests, maybe Katt isn’t doing a great job keeping all that insanity confined to the stage/his extensive suit collection. According to TMZ, while Williams was staying at a home in Palmdale, California, a landscaping worker driving a tractor at the house was allegedly attacked by three women wielding dirt and rocks. The man called his wife who came to pick him up, only to find Williams using his SUV to block their escape. The couple called 911, and Williams was arrested on a charge of felony intimidating a witness. The three women were also arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, but on the flip side just gave Katt a solid hour of new material.
This isn’t the first time Katt has been arrested for a crime that makes literally no sense at all; in 2009, Williams was picked up by police for burglarizing a home in Georgia. Williams was released later this past Saturday after posting his $50,000 bail. “if you admit to crimes on social networks or post evidence #youdumbashell,” Katt tweeted on Saturday, which already sounds like the name of his next Comedy Central special.
Katt Williams is in police custody after being charged with burglary and criminal trespassing in Newnan, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, late last night. According to police, a homeowner called 911 to report that the comedian—in the area for a film shoot—had “gained entry by breaking into the home, and items were taken from the residence.”
Williams, star of several stand-up specials and films like Friday After Next, was jailed for driving without a license plate last year, and received medical attention for “serious fatigue” around the same time. The comedian is scheduled for arraignment this afternoon. [Photo: Coweta County Sheriff Dept.]