Comedian Katt Williams allegedly attacked a woman with a lit cigarette and brandished a pool cue at bar manager during Sunday afternoon incident, police say
Katt Williams didn't have much to laugh about this weekend after the comedian was arrested in Seattle, following an incident at a bar during which Williams allegedly attacked a woman with a cigarette, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to police Williams — born Micah Williams — "exchanged words" with other customers at the World Sports Grille in the city's South Lake Union area Sunday afternoon and "brandished a pool cue" at the bar's manager.
At one point, police say, Williams — who was in town to perform at the Paramount Theatre — followed a family outside of the bar and flicked a lit cigarette into their car, striking a woman just below the eye. He also threw a rock at the car, according to police.
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Police showed up at the establishment just before 2:30 in the afternoon and, after a struggle to get Williams into the patrol car, transported him to the West Precinct. Williams was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault, harassment and obstruction, police said.
A representative for Williams has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.
According to TMZ, he has been released on bail.
The bar incident wasn't Williams' only brush with police this weekend. According to the Seattle Police Department, after the 41-year-old comedian's show Friday night, three fans claimed Williams attacked them when they tried to take a picture with him after the show. Williams denied the allegation, saying that the fans had forced their way into his dressing room, and no arrests were made.
Williams told police after the Friday night incident that he planned to cancel Saturday's show and leave town, but apparently didn't.