Comic Williams Posts Bail, Denies He's a "Katt-Burglar"
Funnyman accused of stealing from home of record producer
This photo provided by the Coweta County Sheriff Dept. shows comedian Katt Williams after his Nov. 8, 2009 arrest in Newnan, Ga. on burglary and criminal trespassing charges after allegedly breaking into a home. (AP Photo/Coweta County Sheriff Dept.)
Comedian Katt Williams is free from a Georgia jail after posting $40,000 bail following his arrest on burglary charges.
The stand-up comic denied swiping nearly $3,500 in jewelry and collectible coins from the home of record producer Barry Hankerson
. His lawyer William Briggs told CNN
, "Mr. Williams wears more than that in jewelry on his person."
Williams, 38, who played opposite Eddie Murphy
in the film "Norbit," was released from Coweta County
jail on Monday following an accusation by Hankerson’s employee that he broke into the home using a crowbar. Briggs said Williams had been living with the producer as a guest for nearly a month as the two filmed a movie. Briggs also said the police report was prompted by an earlier argument Williams had with the employee.
This incident follows a string of run-ins with the law for Williams. Police confronted him last November for erratic behavior in a hotel lobby where the self-proclaimed pimp tried to check into a hotel wearing a bathrobe and towel around his head. Williams was also arrested on weapons charges weeks earlier, but prosecutors later dropped the charges.