It's not surprising to hear that comedian Katt Williams has been caught up in some doggy drama, given the fact that he was behind a $575,000 dog-bites-dog attack last year. But, this time, it's Katt Williams' bodyguard who caused the problem.
In a very bizarre story out of Arizona, TMZ is reporting that Williams' bodyguard shot a former police dog in a fast food parking lot, which was then replaced with William's very own puppy.
According to the gossip rag, Katt Williams' bodyguard shot a dog named Lester after it had gotten off its leash and bit him. When Katt left the fast food joint to see what was going on, he reportedly felt so badly, he offered to replace the dog.
He gave the family his 8-week-old mastiff puppy, which was chilling nearby on his tour bus.
He then fired the bodyguard.
While there's certainly a sad, but valid, argument to be made for the legality of shooting a dog that has attacked you and may do so again, there was no legal requirement that Williams replace the deceased dog.
While the bodyguard was technically in his employ, employers are not responsible for the intentional, criminal, and non-negligent acts of their employees, particularly when they do not occur in the scope of employment.
Katt Williams' bodyguard chose to shoot the dog to protect himself--an action that was outside the scope of Williams' legal responsibility because it may violate animal cruelty laws and laws against the destruction of property (puppies are property, unfortunately).