Troubled comedian Katt Williams is once again making headlines this week as reports claim he has been arrested in Los Angeles on charges related to child endangerment.
Details of the unexpected arrest landed across the Internet Friday (December 28) night.
Katt Williams was arrested Friday for allegedly endangering his 4 children … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … LAPD cops picked Katt up at his Woodland Hills home this morning, after an investigation from the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services concluded there were numerous guns and illegal drugs in the house that created a safety hazard for the kids. (TMZ)
He is reportedly still in police custody and could face multiple felony-level charges.
Our sources say … during the arrest various items were seized. Katt is still in custody … being held on $100,000 bail. As for the kids … authorities have placed them in protective custody We’re told the case will go to the D.A. next week for possible felony child endangerment charges. (TMZ)
Over the past month, Katt has ran into a slew of publicized legal woes including an altercation with a now-former Target employee and Subway restaurant incident.
At the start of the month, a video of Williams slapping a Target employee before escaping on an electric cart went viral, and Williams said that the incident occurred because the clerk used a racial epithet to refer to him. (In late November, the comic was also involved in a police chase.) Before the child endangerment arrest, Katt Williams was also implicated in a bar brawl, kicked out of a hotel, detained by police at a Subway restaurant, and it was revealed the stand-up also was hit with a $4 million tax lien. (Inquisitr)
Despite the negative press, Williams claimed the Target worker provoked his physical assault.
“Let me tell you what the dude at Target said. This is what the dude at Target said. ‘Your assistant is already suing you, ol’ p**sy a** n****r,'” Katt told a group of people at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. “I said, ‘Did you just say the N-word in front of Katt Williams?.’ He said, ‘You say it all the time.’ I said, ‘Say it again and see what happens.’ End of story. If you white and you call me a n****r, I’m gonna punch you in your motherf*cking face too. That’s the same sh*t that drove Dave Chappelle out the f*cking business.” (YouTube)