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Katt Williams has that blank stare for a reason:
Actor and comedian Katt Williams, of movies “First Sunday” and “Norbit” fame, apparently has made a stop in Sumter. Unfortunately it was not for one of his stand-up comedy routines but rather a visit with family members that allegedly ended with a psychiatric evaluation at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. On Friday, he turned up in Sumter and allegedly underwent a mental health evaluation for a possible hospital commitment, at the urging of local family members. This was after run-ins with both city and county law enforcement. Sumter Police Department Maj. Perry Herod said officers responded to a call in reference to suspicious behavior by Williams, 35, on Friday morning at the Mount Vernon Inn.
“And officers did talk with him, and then my understanding is he went on his own to Tuomey Hospital,” Herod said.”Basically we just received a call in reference to a possible suspicious person, but that’s the extent of the dealings we had with him,” said Sumter Police Chief Patty Patterson. A Lawyer, Deas said the actor came and solicited the attorney’s help early that morning, though he said he has not been hired to represent Williams. During this brief conversation, Deas said Williams told him he felt the police were “attempting to violate his rights” and he was interested in retaining Deas’ representation. “He was alive and in color in my office this morning,” he said. When Deas returned to his office at about 10:30 a.m., Williams was waiting for him. By this time, Deas said, Williams’ behavior had changed. “His demeanor was a little troubled,” Deas said. He said the actor seemed “disoriented.” About that time, family or close friends of Williams arrived to try to take him to the hospital for mental evaluation, Deas said. He said the family was seeking to have the actor committed. He was under the impression the family members were a teenaged daughter and the daughter’s mother. His erratic behavior continued.
“He just said that he doesn’t trust anyone anymore,” Deas said. He said he thought “everyone has turned against him. He wasn’t really coherent.”
By that point, the actor was “speaking gibberish,” Deas said, though he declined to guess whether the actor was intoxicated.
Dennis said the call came in around noon and deputies arrived to transport Williams to the hospital. Though he was vocal in his desire not to go, Williams was not physically aggressive.
He must have been smoking some of that “krypta-krono-konolike.” Stay up, Pimpin’. SMH