Comedian Katt Williams was arrested on weapons charges in Manhattan on Thursday (November 6) after police noticed that his vehicle had no license plates.
According to the New York Daily News, Williams’ Mercedes bus and red Cadillac Escalade were parked on Broadway, and police noticed that the SUV was missing a license plate and that three guns were in plain sight inside the vehicles. When the comedian exited a nearby building, he told the cops that the vehicles were his, and the officers arrested him on the spot.
He was booked and spend most of Thursday behind bars, before posting $25,000 bond just in time for a scheduled performance at Carnegie Hall.
He raced to the venue, and just made his show — an hour late, though.
“Wearing baggy jeans and a satin shirt, [Williams] … spritzed himself with cologne and jumped into a black limo,” the paper reported. “Half an hour later, it screeched to a stop near the rear stage entrance on West 56th Street, and Williams, surrounded by bodyguards, jumped out and disappeared into the hall.”
Williams apologized to the crowd when he hit the stage, telling them, “I just got out of jail 35 minutes ago.” He assured the audience that he raced to the show because of them, though, not for the payday. “I wasn’t thinking about the money — maybe because they paid me in advance.”