Comedian Katt Williams is on the wrong side of the law again after police raided his home and found guns and drugs. He was arrested and charged with child endangerment.
Williams was handcuffed around 8:30 a.m. on Friday outside his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., after an investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services determined the situation in his home posed a threat to his four children, according to TMZ.
The stand-up comic was released from jail on Friday night after being held throughout the day on $100,000 bail. He is expected to face the district attorney next week, while his children were placed in protective services.
William spoke with TMZ after his release, claiming the charges against him were ridiculous because the firearms were secured in a locked box and, as for the drugs, “Weed is not a drug.”
“How do you keep kids safe without guns” Williams said to reporters Friday night. “If the police come in and raid my place and break into my gun boxes, you’re going to find guns! I’m not in a gang, what difference does it make?”
Williams first rose to fame after his role as Money Mike in 2002’s “Friday After Next.” His stand-up career exploded four years later after his “The Pimp Chronicles” comedy special became a mainstay on Comedy Central and Netflix.
While the last few years have been quiet for Williams, his name appeared in headlines earlier this month when a surveillance video of him slapping a Target employee became viral on the Internet. He then announced his retirement from stand-up comedy during an impromptu street interview with a Seattle news station.
Williams was arrested days later after police pursued him for driving on the wrong side of the highway on a three-wheel motorcycle and nearly hitting at least five pedestrians.