TMZ reports that eminently arrestable comedian Katt Williams engaged in what seems to be his favorite pastime (being arrested) in Portland, Oregon yesterday morning. Katt is being accused of assaulting the driver of a town car that was supposed to be taking him to an appearance at Portland’s Moda Center. Maybe the driver mentioned how funny he thinks Tiffany Haddish is and Katt was tired of hearing about her again?
Katt was scheduled to appear at the Moda Center as part of Nick Cannon’s “Wild N’ Out Live” concert that night but never made the stage. The comedian (who is notorious for slapping at people who annoy him, including 7th graders) reportedly tried to bring his dog along with him and the driver protested. It allegedly didn’t go well for the driver. (The dog seems to have emerged unscathed. Although doggie was probably embarrassed by having to witness his human’s 17,250th incident of antisocial foolery.)
Cops say the driver sustained minor injuries to the face — including swelling and cuts — and was treated at a local hospital.
Katt must prepare for his antics in advance nowadays because, after allegedly thrashing the driver of the first car, he hopped into a second one and made his way down to the venue. Can you schedule a LYFT driver to wait until you finish pummeling someone? Williams made it to the concert hall but didn’t make it on stage.
The Port of Portland police showed up to question him about the incident on Saturday morning and discovered he had a prior warrant out for his arrest and took him in. He was booked for misdemeanor assault and his bail was set at $2,500.
Katt Williams may be headed to Hotlanta.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office lists him as a fugitive in another jurisdiction. We’re told he may be sent to Atlanta, which could possibly be related to this fugitive status.
There’s many explanations for why Katt Williams acts like Katt Williams. But maybe Katt is some sort of method comedian ala’ Andy Kaufman and his being arrested so many times is a big uber-meta-comedy performance? Also, his lawyer must be magic because how do you get pinched so many times and you’re still walking around afterward?