Hannibal Buress arrested for disorderly intoxication after asking police officer to call him an Uber

Arresting officers initially said he was being detained for "trespassing"


Hannibal Buress was arrested on Saturday in the Wynwood district of Miami. The comedian was initially detained for trespassing, but was later charged with disorderly intoxication, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by TMZ.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time, Buress was said to have approached two police officers asking them to call him an Uber home. Noticing Buress’ bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol, the officers refused, at which point Buress became “angry and belligerent,” notes the affidavit.

When the officers told Buress to leave the area, he instead entered a nearby bar. They followed him and again told him to leave, feeling he was too drunk to remain out. Back outside, a crowd gathered “and vehicular traffic slowed as they watched the defendant yelling and being disorderly. Defendant arrested,” the affidavit adds.

Video of the incident shows two officers attempting to get Buress into their squad car. “Am I under arrest?” he asks. “For what? Explain what I’m detained for.” One of the officers tells him he’s being arrested for “trespassing,” to which Buress responds, “Ya’ll goofy as fuck. Ya know you’re goofy as fuck, right?”

Again the officers ask Buress to enter the car. “No, I’m not getting in your car,” he says. “Unless you have probable cause for anything… take the handcuffs off of me. I didn’t do anything. I’m not getting in your car.” At that point, one officer goes through the other side of the car and appears to pull Buress in while the first officer pushes him from the front.

Buress was released around 6:00 a.m. after posting $500 bail. As news of the arrest began to spread, he tweeted out a message for his fans with the help of Clipse:

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