Comedian Katt Williams was finally sentenced after his public meltdown a few months ago that resulted in a high-speed police chase in Sacramento, Calif. and it appears he is getting off the hook with not much more than a slap on the wrist.
Williams was sentenced on Thursday to 90 days of community service after he plead no contest to the misdemeanor charges against him.
The reckless evasion of a police officer was originally going to earn the pint-sized comedian 180 days behind bars, but the judge decided to cut the time of the sentence in half and let Williams serve his time giving back rather than in jail.
If only the rest of us got easy breaks the way celebrities do.
According to the Sacramento Bee, California Superior Court Judge Laurel White also included in the ruling that the additional 90 days will be stayed if Katt can get through his first sentence with no new charges.
The sentencing comes after 39-year-old entertainer had a major meltdown that lasted for quite some time. The “Friday After Next” actor tossed a cigarette at a woman outside a bar, hit a man with a pool cue, and of course, engaged in the infamous Target employee slap, hopping on a shopping cart to flee the scene of the crime.
It was his latest crazy antics that almost earned him some serious jail time, however, when he used his three-wheeled motorcycle to lead police on a high-speed chase through a pedestrian-heavy area.
Police never caught the comedian during the chase, withdrawing for the sake of pedestrians in the area. They were finally able to catch up to him on Jan. 8 at his home in West Hills, Calif., with a warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear in court for other legal woes.
Despite all the chaos and obvious indications that Williams’ actions were far from appropriate, he insisted that people just didn’t get him.
He told reporters last month that the high-speed tricycle episode was simply a “misunderstanding” and that his absence in court was accidental because he was busy with a custody battle for his adopted children.
If he can keep out of trouble for the next 90 days, things will pretty much go back to normal for Williams.