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Stand-up comic Katt Williams arrested in Seattle

Micah “Katt” Williams, a 41-year-old stand-up comic and actor who has performed in movies such as Friday After Next, was arrested Dec. 2 in Seattle following an alleged assault, Seattle police said.

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katt williamsStand-up comedian Micah “Katt” Williams again failed to show up for his scheduled court date, prompting a judge to issue two warrants for his arrest.

Williams was arrested Dec. 2 outside the World Sports Grill in Seattle for allegedly arguing with customers and brandishing a pool cue. Police also said that Williams struggled with them when they tried to arrest him.

Williams, 41, has performed in a number of movies, including “Friday After Next.”  He was in town to perform at the Paramount Theater on Nov. 29, but was a no-show. He has had a number of scrapes with the law recently, including an arrest on Nov. 14 outside a nightclub in Oakland, Calif.

He is currently reportedly in California, but also did not appear for an initial arraignment scheduled for Dec. 5.

IMG_5550SEATTLE — Micah “Katt” Williams, a popular stand-up comic and actor, did not show up to his first scheduled court appearance  following an arrest outside of a Seattle bar Sunday.

Williams was supposed to appear in court Thursday, but according to the Seattle Times, Williams’ attorney was under the impression he wasn’t required to be in court and the comic went to his home in California. Municipal Court Judge Willie Gregory agreed there was confusion and rescheduled the arraignment hearing for Wednesday, the Times reported.

Williams, who has performed in movies such as Friday After Next, was arrested Sunday afternoon following an alleged assault, Seattle police said.

Officers were called to the World Sports Grille near 9th Avenue North and Westlake Avenue around 2:30 p.m. to investigate a report involving Williams and a bar patron. According to the Seattle Police Department, Williams, who was in town to perform a show at the Parmount Theater, exchanged words with patrons at the bar and brandished a pool cue at the bar manager. Williams also allegedly flicked a cigarette at a woman in a car.

An investigation into the incidents is still ongoing, police said.

KattSEATTLE– Micah “Katt” Williams, a 41-year-old stand-up comic and actorwas uncooperative with police before he was arrested Sunday afternoon following an alleged assault, Seattle police said.

According to a Seattle police incident report, a policeman contacted Williams and informed him that he was trespassing at the World Sports Grille near 9th Avenue North and Westlake Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Williams allegedly ignored the officer’s request to stop and talk. When the officer asked Williams for his name, Williams reportedly said, “What do you think? Katt isn’t my real first name.” He also allegedly refused to provide the officer identification. The Seattle police officer arrested Williams for obstruction, police said.

Once under arrest, Williams repeatedly made comments that he planned to sue the Seattle Police Department. Williams allegedly told the officer he had “millions of dollars” and an arrest would not affect him.

According to reports from patrons at the bar, Williams acted aggressively towards customers. Bar patrons approached the manager and said Williams was trying to fight a couple while playing pool, police said, and reportedly yelled at the bar manager who held him back, saying, “protecting the customers from the famous guy.” He then threatened the manager with a pool cue, police said.

The arrest follows a particularly rough month for Williams, who was booked Nov. 14 outside of an Oakland nightclub.

katt williamsSEATTLE –Micah “Katt” Williams, a 41-year-old stand-up comic and actor who has performed in movies such as Friday After Next, was arrested Sunday afternoon following an alleged assault, Seattle police said.

Officers were called to the World Sports Grille near 9th Avenue North and Westlake Avenue around 2:30 p.m. to investigate a report involving Williams and a bar patron. According to the Seattle Police Department, Williams, who was in town to perform a show at the Parmount Theater, exchanged words with patrons at the bar and brandished a pool cue at the bar manager. Williams also allegedly flicked a cigarette at a woman in a car.

When officers tried to arrest Williams, he allegedly struggled and refused. He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault, harassment and obstruction.

The embattled comic was also contacted by police Friday, Seattle police reported, after a different altercation with fans. Williams claimed three fans attacked him and tried to take a photo of him after his show. Police made no arrests, and Williams told officers Friday he was going to cancel his Saturday night show and head out of town.

The Seattle Times reported that Williams skipped his scheduled performance at the Paramount on Thursday, angering customers who paid up to $55 for tickets.

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