Hannibal Buress arrested in Miami during Art Basel

By Ray Downs  |  Updated Dec. 11, 2017 at 6:19 AM
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Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested for disorderly conduct early Sunday morning in Miami.

Buress was booked at 1:34 a.m. EST on Sunday and posted bail a few hours later at 6 a.m., according to the Miami Herald.

An onlooker took video of the arrest and posted it on Twitter. In the video, Buress is standing outside a police car while handcuffed and asking two police officers why he's being arrested.

"Explain what I'm detained for," Buress says.

"For trespassing," one of the officers answers.

The arrest occurred in Miami's popular Wynwood neighborhood, an area full of bars and restaurants that is also one of the sites for the city's annual Art Basel event.

After some verbal back and forth, Buress smiles and tells the officers: "Y'all goofy as [expletive.] You know y'all goofy as [expletive], right?"

Radio talk show host Andy Slater tweeted that the incident started when Buress asked one of the cops to call him an Uber.

According to the police report, the officer refused to call an Uber for the comedian and instead told him to leave the area. But Buress went inside a venue. The officer then went inside the venue, took Buress out and told him to leave the entire area altogether.

"Once outside, the defendant stood by the front gate and continued yelling profanities," the officer's report says. "I, then again, asked him to leave the area about five times. A crowd began to gather and vehicular traffic slowed as they watched the defendant yelling and being disorderly. Defendant arrested."

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