Comedian Hannibal Buress Arrested for Disorderly Intoxication in Miami (Video)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Hannibal Buress performs onstage at the International Myeloma Foundation 11th Annual Comedy Celebration at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brandon Williams/Getty Images for International Myeloma Foundation)
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Actor and comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested in Miami Saturday night after apparently getting into a heated exchange with police officers.

Video of the incident captured and posted online shows the 34-year-old comedian handcuffed as he talks to the arresting officers.

According to the Miami Herald, Buress was arrested around 10:30 p.m. in Wynwood, where numerous celebrities are visiting Art Basel this week.

“Am I under arrest? Explain what I’m detained for,” Buress tells the officers. “You know y’all look goofy as f*ck.”

“No, I’m not getting in your car,” he adds after a short exchange, during which the officer can be heard telling him he is being arrested for trespassing. “Unless you have probable cause for anything, take the handcuffs off of me, I didn’t do anything, I’m not getting in the car.”

The video concludes as Buress is pushed into the police car and the door is closed.

The Herald reports the comedian was booked into a Miami-Dade jail at around 2 a.m. on a charge of disorderly intoxication. He reportedly posted a $500 bond and was released just before 6 a.m.

In addition to his stand-up comedy, Buress has appeared in several films and television shows, most recently last weekend’s The Disaster Artist.

The comedian is set to perform next at the Civic Opera House in Chicago on December 29.


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