It’s been a surprisingly long time since we last heard from Katt Williams, after he challenged a heckler to a naked fight, slapped a clerk at Target, tried to hijack a pirate ship, and led police on a high-speed chase on a souped-up motor tricycle back in 2012. But look, baby steps, a guy like that doesn’t get sane all at once, and now he’s in trouble for allegedly pulling a gun on someone at the Comedy Store. Whether the person was a “heckler” sort of depends on whether you believe a person needs to be onstage for it to be called “heckling.” Semantics.
Williams, 40, was at the Comedy Store on the legendary Sunset Strip around 2 a.m. Wednesday when he allegedly “brandished” the weapon during a verbal dispute, police confirmed to the Daily News.
Unidentified eyewitnesses told TMZ.com that Williams was inside the club when the alleged victim started baiting the “Norbit” and “First Sunday” star with comments about his height and race. [NYDailyNews]
Is it just me, or does Katt Williams’ entire life feel like an episode of “When Keepin’ It Real Goes Wrong?” Are we sure this guy wasn’t playin’ on Katt’s phone?
In any case, the police were called, and they responded in a perfectly logical fashion.
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At that point someone called 911 — reporting a man with a gun at the Comedy Store — and 6 cop cars raced to the Sunset Strip. Deputies pointed shot guns and bean bag guns at the club as they prepared for a confrontation.
Turns out … Katt had already left. [TMZ]
Slow clap for the LAPD.
“Sergeant! We’ve received a report that someone inside this building has a gun! What do we do?”
“Quick, shoot it with bean bags! Good work, men, now fill the mailbox with tranq darts!”
About the best thing you could say about these cops is that at least they didn’t kill anyone’s dog.