Seattle police arrested stand-up comedian Micah “Katt” Williams Sunday afternoon after he was involved in a fracas at a South Lake Union bar.
Just before 2:30 pm, officers were called to the World Sports Grille—near 9th Avenue N. and Westlake Avenue—following a report of a dispute involving Williams and another patron at the bar.
During the incident Williams exchanged words with patrons in the bar, brandished a pool cue at a bar manager and refused to leave the business.
At one point during the altercation, Williams followed a family outside of the bar where, as the family got into their car, Williams flicked a cigarette through a car window at a woman, striking her just below her eye. Williams also threw a rock at the family’s car.
Officers arrived and arrested Williams, 41, who struggled with officers as they tried to get him into a patrol car. Officers were able to get Williams under control and transported him to the West Precinct.
This isn’t the first time Seattle police have been called to the scene of a disturbance involving Williams this weekend.
Following Williams’ Friday evening show, Williams was involved in an altercation with three fans. The fans claimed Williams had attacked them after they tried to take a photo with him after the show. However, Williams claimed the fans had forced their way into his dressing room, and denied assaulting anyone. Officers did not make any arrests.
Following the incident, Williams told officers he planned to cancel his Saturday night show, and head out of town. Apparently that didn’t happen.
Williams has been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault, harassment and obstruction for this latest incident.
UPDATE: Here’s a redacted copy of the report on Williams’ arrest. (Note: Williams’ assault on a woman with a lit cigarette is detailed in a separate victim statement, which is not releasable at this time.)