News: Katt Williams Roughs Up Target Employee, Makes Electric Cart Getaway [Video]
Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 10:34AM
Troubled comedian Katt Williams cannot keep himself out of the press as of late, now reportedly catching heat for recently slapping a Target store employee.
Footage of the physical altercation surfaced online early Sunday (December 2).
What did the 5 fingers say to the face? Ask the guy who got PIMP SLAPPED by Katt Williams. Katt wasn't done after leading cops on a crazy three-wheeled chase through Sacramento on Sunday -- because moments later, he hit up a Target ... where he belted an employee IN THE FACE ... and TMZ has footage of the face-to-hand contact. There's no audio, so we can't tell what the argument is about -- but by the looks of the employee's body language before the wallop (placing his hand on his chest) the guy wasn't looking for a fight. (TMZ)
Despite what went down, Katt has not yet received any criminal charges.
Then out of nowhere Katt winds up and slaps him in the face -- at which point the employee pulls out his phone and, according to an eye witness, he calls police. Video of the aftermath surfaced on the Internet this week, showing Katt making his getaway in an electric cart ... before police arrive. We hate to say it, but it's hilarious. According to sources at the store, Katt then ditched the electric cart and got back on his three-wheeled motorcycle. He was not arrested. We spoke to a rep for the Yolo County DA's office, who tells TMZ, the case is currently under review ... and charges have not yet been filed against the comedian. So far, no word from Target or Katt's people. (TMZ)
Last month, Williams received some bad press following an Oakland, California concert.
Angry fans demanded refunds after comedian Katt Williams' show Friday night at Oracle Arena disintegrated into chaos, with Williams delivering rambling monologues devoid of jokes and being dragged off by his own security after he challenged a heckler to fight. After Friday night's show, angry comments from fans poured in on Facebook and Twitter, with some complaining that Williams' show had ended after 10 minutes. Many said they expected a refund; ticket prices ranged from $33 to $94, plus service fees. (Mercury News)
Prior to his show, the comedian ran into some legal issues with local police.
Comedian Katt Williams, in town for a Friday appearance at the Oracle Arena, was being questioned by police in connection with an assault in downtown Oakland, according to police. Another man was hit in the head with a bottle during the scuffle and taken to a hospital after the incident, which happened about 8 p.m. near the Courtyard Marriott in the 900 block of Broadway. Williams, a comedian, actor and rapper, is known for his role as Money Mike in "Friday After Next." (Marin Independent Journal)
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