Comedian has been released following incident in Miami
Hannibal Buress was arrested at the weekend for “disorderly intoxication” after he alleged asked a police officer to call him an Uber.
The comedian and Broad City star was arrested in Miami on Saturday night (December 9), with police officers initially saying that he was detained for trespassing. However, an arrest affidavit obtained by TMZ now says that Buress was charged with disorderly intoxication.
According to reports, Buress approached a police officer “with blood shot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath” before asking the officer to call him an Uber. After the officer refused, Buress is said to have become “angry and belligerent”.
After Buress then entered a bar, police asked him to leave the premises for being too drunk. Buress is accused of later “hurl[ing] profanities” at the officer after being escorted outside.
Buress was eventually handcuffed as a crowd formed. Footage of the incident has made its way online (see below).
The star was released around 6am on Sunday morning (December 10) on a $500 bond.
Buress responded to the reports by tweeting a link to Clipse’s 2009 track with Pharrell Williams, ‘I’m Good’. See that tweet below.
Buress is known for his appearances on Broad City and The Eric Andre Show. Read a 2015 NME interview with Buress here.