Chicago comic Hannibal Buress was arrested in Miami for disorderly intoxication.
A video of Buress's arrest quickly made the rounds on social media, and showed the comedian handcuffed and asking officers why he was being detained. Buress, who is handcuffed and leaning against the cops' auto can be seen with two cops standing right in front of him as he repeatedly yells, "Am I under arrest?" For what?" He then yells to the officers, "Explain what I'm detained for.
The comedian was booked into Miami-Dade jail at 1.57am on Sunday and posted bail of $500 shortly before 6am, court records show.More news: Israeli defense chief calls for Arab boycott after protests
Buress said in response, "You know y'all goofy as [expletive]". The arrest spawned the Twitter hashtag "Free Hannibal Buress". According to a tweet from radio host Andy Slater, Buress was allegedly arrested after walking up to a cop and requesting that the officer call him an Uber. "You don't have probable cause for anything and you're hella stupid right now". As one officer complains that he's being hard, Buress laughs and retorts to his partner: "He's just salty because I roasted his ass".
After about several minutes of back-and-forth, Buress eventually had to be forced into the vehicle by one of the officers. Hannibal - who stars in the Spider-Man: Homecoming film - said the police are "making it harder" and he's just "chilling".
He gained prominence in 2014 for his routine on Bill Cosby's sexual assault accusations, which put those allegations into the national spotlight.