Ted Williams Detained by Los Angeles Police
The homeless man turned celebrity was detained briefly by police after allegedly getting into an argument with his daughter at a Hollywood hotel.
Police went to the Renaissance Hotel after receiving a call around 9 p.m. Monday and brought Williams, 53, and his daughter in for questioning, Los Angeles TV station KTLA reported. LAPD Officer Catherine Massey told the station that no arrests were made and that the two were released after about an hour in what Massey described as a minor incident.
"Both parties were angry, but there were no signs of visible abuse," Massey told The Associated Press. "They were brought in, calmed down, talked to and released." Massey declined to reveal the daughter's name.
Williams, a homeless Ohioan who has a lengthy criminal record, became an overnight celebrity after his radio-friendly voice was videotaped by a Columbus Dispatch reporter and put on YouTube, where it went viral. He has since made appearances on national television and has received numerous job offers.