Ted Williams, the homeless man who rose to prominence on the internet last week after a video of him demonstrating his vocal talents on a Columbus, Ohio streetcorner attracted national attention, has been detained by Los Angeles police after an incident at a Hollywood hotel.
Williams has already voiced his first spot, a Superbowl ad for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. And now it seems he’s hit another milestone, his first scandal. Admittedly, the gossip quotient is low here- Williams was merely “detained” by the Los Angeles Police Department after an argument with his daughter at a hotel- but the story has nonetheless compelled the attention of an internet simultaneously hoping against and waiting for a kink in the rags-to-riches narrative.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the incident did not result in any arrests, but that could change:
Williams was eventually released, and the sources said the investigation was continuing. The sources stressed it’s unclear if any arrests would result from the probe. Sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing.
Williams was in town to film a slew of TV appearances, including one on Entertainment Tonight.