Ted Williams Gets A Visit From The LAPD
January 11, 2011 at 1:19 PM (PT)
The feel-good TED WILLIAMS story has hit a bump in the road, as the homeless man whose big voice made him an overnight sensation has run afoul of the LOS ANGELES police. WILLIAMS and his daughter "got into a heated argument MONDAY night at the RENAISSANCE HOLLYWOOD HOTEL & SPA, Officer CATHERINE MASSEY" told THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
"It was minor. Both parties were angry but there were no signs of visible abuse," MASSEY said. "They were brought in, calmed down, talked to and released."
AL BATTLE, WILLIAMS' said to the AP, "Once we get all the facts, it'll be out there for everybody to have." he said in a brief phone interview with THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
WILLIAMS was in LOS ANGELES to tape an appearance on TV's "DR. PHIL" show.
"Everyone is pulling for TED, but his 15 minutes are going to be over and then he'll be left to manage a life filled with temptation," DR. PHIL said. "We're going to try and help him prepare for that because it would be a real tragedy if he did not make the most of this extraordinary second chance."
Dave & Jimmy Rooting For Everyone
Meanwhile, CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WNCI/COLUMBUS morning duo DAVE & JIMMY played a major role in publicizing TED's overnight success NET NEWS (1/4, 1/5, 1/6), and, WNCI PD TONY FLORENTINO noted, "It's amazing how this story has captivated the world, but we haven't forgotten for a minute that there are still a lot of really talented unemployed radio folks out there who will never catch this kind of break. We’re rooting for them as much as we're rooting for TED!"
And, here's a little DAVE & JIMMY recap of TED WILLIAMS' Amazing Adventure.