The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department is investigating the alleged incident, but no arrest warrant has been issued
Katt Williams is being investigated after allegedly pulling out a handgun at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood at around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
In what may wind up being the least hilarious move in the 40-year-old comedian and actor’s troubled career, the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department told TheWrap they responded to multiple calls alleging Williams, who was a member of the audience and not performing at the comedy club, had pulled out a firearm.
“[The department] responded with as many people as we had available to send,” said Sgt. Dave Valentine of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department, in a statement to TheWrap, “but before they made any tactical decisions they learned [Williams] was no longer there … He is not in custody at this time.”
Though it’s still unclear precisely what happened — the Sheriff’s Department would not speculate on what triggered the alleged incident — this is far from Williams’ first run-in with the law.
In December 2012, for instance, the comedian was arrested in Seattle after allegedly attacking a woman with a cigarette. His rap sheet also includes arrests for suspicion of assault and child endangerment, and he’s even crossed paths with the IRS.
As of now, police say Williams is suspected of brandishing a weapon; they are continuing to investigate the situation, but no arrest warrant has been issued.
Neither Williams’ representatives nor the Comedy Store responded immediately to TheWrap’s request for comment.