Katt Williams' Bodyguard Shoots A Retired Police Dog
7/5/2011 4:04pm EDT
Comedian Katt Williams had to replace a family's pet recently after his bodyguard shot and killed a dog during a tour stop in Arizona.
The Norbit star was passing through the state last month when he stopped at a fast food chain for a quick bite. While Williams was inside, one of his bodyguards opened fire on a retired police dog named Lester after it bit him in the parking lot after running free from its owners during a walk.
And when the funnyman/actor came outside, he felt so sorry for the devastated owners of the German shepherd; he ran inside his tour bus and gave the family his own eight-week-old mastiff puppy as a replacement. He then told the family that he would fire the bodyguard.
The parents seemed more than happy with the resolution and even posed for a picture with Williams. A spokesperson for the family tells TMZ.com, "They're devastated right now and the new puppy can't replace Lester. However, they are happy Katt stepped up and took responsibility."
Williams was interviewed by police, and was co-operative. No charges have been filed against the bodyguard.