Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested on disorderly conduct charges

Comedian and actor Hannibal Buress was arrested in Miami Saturday night in a freaky encounter with two policemen that was at least partially captured on video. The hashtag #FreeHannibalBuress later trended on Twitter.

Exactly what led to Buress being put in handcuffs was unclear Sunday morning.

"Y'all goofy as fuck", Buress told one arresting officer. He's won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Buress, who is handcuffed and leaning against the cops' vehicle can be seen with two cops standing right in front of him as he repeatedly yells, "Am I under arrest?"

As the argument went on Buress refused to get in the police auto and the cops physically pushed Buress into their vehicle and drove him to the precinct. "Explain what I am detained for", Buress repeatedly shouts, occasionally stumbling over his words, in a video posted to YouTube by user Mitchell Wiggs.

"For tresspassing", one of the officers says in the video. 'You don't have probable cause for anything and you're hella stupid right now'.

However, Miami Beach is hosting the Art Basel global art fair this weekend, which draws celebrities from around the world.

According to TMZ, which obtained an arrest affidavit from the incident, Buress asked an officer to call him an Uber. Until Sunday afternoon, Miami police declined to release the arrest report, saying a public-records request had to be made "during regular business hours".

He gained prominence in 2014 for his routine on Bill Cosby's sexual assault accusations, which put those allegations into the national spotlight.

The comedian has starred in numerous standup-comedy specials, the show "Broad City" and as an actor in movies such as "Spiderman Homecoming" and "Baywatch".

"No, you're making it harder", Buress said.


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