Problems continue to mount up for troubled comedian Katt Williams as reports claim he got detained by Los Angeles police in front of a Subway sandwich restaurant last night (December 20).
Accompanied by former Death Row Records owner Suge Knight, Williams got placed into police custody over an alleged disturbance.
While he was waiting for Suge, cops arrived to the Subway and confronted Katt. Cops tell TMZ … they responded to a call about a disturbance involving the comic. Katt was handcuffed and placed in the back of a squad car … where he was smiling … and even gave a thumbs up to a TMZ photog. Eventually, Katt was released from custody and allowed to leave the scene. Katt tells TMZ … cops initially took some weed he was carrying at the time … and a gun … but eventually gave back both items because he had a medical marijuana card and a permit for the weapon. However cops tell us … there was no firearm … and the only thing they found was an empty magazine for a .45 caliber gun. Katt also says the incident was racially motivated. (TMZ)
Shortly afterward, Katt got released from their custody but received a citation.
6:20 AM — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Katt and Suge each received citations at the scene. Katt was cited for parking too close to a fire hydrant. Suge received a ticket related to multiple outstanding traffic warrants. (TMZ)
Over the past few weeks, the comedian has ran into multiple issues with the law.
He has faced a variety of legal problems over the last several months. Williams was recently arrested for slapping a Target employee, but he has since claimed the cashier instigated the matter by using a racial slur. Williams is also facing a bench warrant stemming from his arrest for a Seattle bar fight weeks ago. (Digital Spy)
Recently, he made headlines after disturbing people at a Seattle, Washington bar.
Something not so funny is going on with Katt Williams. The actor and stand-up comedian was arrested Sunday after allegedly getting into a bar fight with a family at the World Sports Grille in Seattle. When police arrived on the scene, Williams resisted arrest. The “First Sunday” actor was taken into custody at the King County jail shortly afterward on counts of harassment, assault and obstructing police, though he was released early Monday morning. (New York Daily News)
Prior to his management stepping up to deny the claim, Katt announced his retirement from stand-up comedy in early December.
“I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from stand-up,” Williams said in an interview. “I’m kinda done. This is, yeah, I’ve already discussed it with my kids. I wasn’t really gonna do it on a Seattle street, I was gonna go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or Live Nation.” (KOMO)
Check out Katt Williams speaking on the incident: