Hopefully, Homeless Ted Williams is the feel good story we all believe him to be. It doesn’t sound like there’s any need to overreact and call him a criminal, but Williams was detained by the LAPD on Monday night in Hollywood after an altercation with his daughter. Since being discovered by the Columbus Dispatch, Williams has captured the hearts of the American public and already created a snazzy Kraft commercial.
It’s no secret that Williams has had a troubled past. He’s been arrested six times on various charges since 1991 and battled drug and alcohol addiction. According to the video that made him a sensation, Williams has been clean for two years.
He and his daughter were detained briefly after the alleged verbal altercation and then released. It is not known if alcohol or drugs were involved, as few details have been released by the LAPD. He was in LA for an upcoming appearance on Entertainment Tonight.