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Meet The Felon With The Golden Voice

The lengthy rap sheet of sensation Ted Williams

Ted Williams

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Williams Police Report

JANUARY 5--Before becoming the country’s most distinctive new voice, Ted Williams compiled a lengthy rap sheet that landed him in several Ohio lockups on a variety of criminal charges, according to law enforcement records.

Williams, 53, has been busted for theft, robbery, escape, forgery, and drug possession. He is pictured at right in mug shots (click to enlarge) taken as a result of those Ohio collars, which stretch back more than two decades.

The convicted felon’s speedy rise to fame is not sitting well with one Columbus businessman who called cops on Williams and a female companion in early-July. The man, a manager at National Tire & Battery, told cops that Williams and the woman were “refusing to leave the business property” and had become an “ongoing problem” for the business, according to a police report.

While Williams begged customers for money, the woman “gets picked up and dropped off in the parking lot by various and numerous males in different vehicles. The management had repeatedly asked the two suspects to stay off the property and have been cussed and yelled at by the suspects for their effort.”

Cops warned Williams and his companion that they would be arrested if they returned to the property. The businessman, who only wanted to be identified as Dan, told TSG that Williams’s newfound notoriety had left him a “little aggravated.” The man said that he had seen Williams urinate in front of the business, and watched recently as he and his female friend stripped to their underwear as they changed into dry clothes during a rainstorm.

Dan added that his company shares a lot with a Lowe’s store, and he has seen Williams stealing items from cars parked by customers visiting the home improvement firm. “He’s basically been a thief for the past two years,” Dan said. The businessman added that last month he saw cops putting Williams in a squad car. However, the Columbus Division of Police had no record of Williams being collared in December. (1 page)

Comments (325)

itiswhatitis- go to NTB and laugh at all the homeless people with me. let's meet up friday. go ted go? ted ain't going nowhere but prison. a little publicity ain't changing that. have you seen his pictures? he's black first of all. second of all, well, i guess the first thing settles it all. anyways, most of the criminals in executive offices are fine outstanding citizens really, they just make an honest mistake here and there. but ted was/is a true piece of poop.
you say these things about black people from the comfort of you little computer come to my hood and see whats up real thugs like me dont even have computers i will mess you up. and as far as coming to NTB get your possey me and my 2 allies "julew" and "ohssarah" will be waiting for you. and those pictures arent even the same guy. one of them is Dr. J, one is lionel richie, one is barack obama, and one is DMX after he got released from prison
Second chance? Looking at all of his mugshots would leave me to believe that he's had his second, third, fourth and fifth chances. And you want to talk about losers? I'm not just referring to this lifelong criminal, but the people who run to word "Haters". Just because someone has a different opinion, that doesn't mean they're haters. I'd give it a year for this guy to be back on the streets. Old habits are hard to break.
He deserves a second chance. If he wastes his talent like he did the last time, he will be in the same exact position he was in.
i joined this pos site today just to say that Ted deserves his chance. One question have all of you haters EVER done things you regret or fallen on a tough time? hmm think we all have let's give him a fair shot at it. Oh yeah as someone else said he hasn't raped,killed,abused or even killed innocent dogs.(yup must be a bad guy.. GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!
i don't know if anyone else noticed that teddy boy would make a fantastic double for prez obama...just sayin'
And after November 2012 Obama will be able to double for Ted: a homeless, wretched-looking bum without a job.
That is great. I was thinking the same thing when I saw those mug shots.
Is Mr. Williams any worse than this?... "29 members of Congress have been accused of spousal abuse, 7 have been arrested for fraud, 19 have been accused of writing bad checks, 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses, 3 have been arrested for assault, 71 have credit reports so bad they can't qualify for a credit card, 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges, 8 have been arrested for shoplifting, 21 are current defendants in lawsuits, And in 1998 alone, 84 were stopped for drunk driving, but released after they claimed Congressional immunity. (from Capitol Hill Blue) And these are the People who make Laws that We MUST obey? Your tax dollars hard at work." I say give the guy a chance. If he screws this up, then it's on him.
Well, let's see.............numerous arrests over the past 2 decades, costs for legal proceedings and upkeep in jail (minimal jail time so he is far past his "second chance).......nine children, never married, never supported them, worked as pimp, really loves his mother but didn't bother to see her for over ten years,.......and by the way....multiply those arrests ten fold for the crimes he committed but wasn't caught......yea, a real deserving second chancer. But he does has ample qualifications to be a United States Senator...........let's send him to Washington..........I guarantee you this guy will screw up this second chance........he's lived the crimminal life too long and will continue to be a blight and financial burden on law abiding, working, tax paying citizens who all too often have to pay for bums like this guy..........sometimes you should be forced to pay for your choices in life
Sorry but your statement is from 1999 internet spam. It is a hoax. None of those comments have ever been verified nor are any names ever listed. Check out snopes or do some research. By the way this has been spread in canda and india and many other countries attributing the people to members of their government also. It does sound cute though.
If I was any broadcaster in radio or TV I would not be promoting this man.All he has proven is that Any Homeless,Panhandling Drug Addict can do their job.
Yet many bank executives got millions in bonuses for stealing from the tax payers. That says they can do their job too. People with addictions will do anything to get their fix. He stole to survive and get money for his drugs, bank executives stole to get more money because of their addiction to money. People like you amaze me.
Anyone know if he drowned, electrocuted or in any other way tortured or killed dogs? If Vick can make millions in the NFL, this guy's past pales in comparison and he deserves a chance. He might completely blow it, but what's the alternative?
how dare anyone attack this honest, upstanding white american citizen "dan"?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!! dan has done nothing but try to protect his business and keep the integrity of such a professional place up to the lofty standards that the Lowes has set. not only that, but dan also participates in the extremely effective local business community watch system, in which "dan", when not fully engaged in the day-to-day affairs of managing a National Tire & Battery, is patrolling the parking lot and ensuring that the customers of Lowes are safe, as are their material possessions. and when he cant actually be in the parking lot, he is performing stealthy reconaissance from his office, most likely with a pair of military grade binoculars. i can just picture it now, "dan" with the lights low and his door shut, a bead of sweat rolling down his forehead, his eyes focused and intense like a hawk, standing motionless as he slowly scans the parking lot for any unnatural movements. and as far as the police having no record of a december arrest, the felon probably escaped, and im sure he killed multiple police officers in the process. he probably stole a school bus full of children and sold them on the black market to expedite and fund his getaway. the felon is a coward and base villian if i have ever seen one. just thinking about his multiple transgressions infuriates me!!! SECOND CHANCE?!?!?!?! HAVE YOU ALL TAKEN LEAVE OF YOUR SENSES?!?!?!?! THE ONLY SECOND CHANCE HE DESERVES IS THE SECOND BARRELL OF A DOUBLE BARRELLED SHOTGUN!!!! I WANT THIS FELONS REIGN OF TERROR ENDED NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEND HIM TO THE FIRING SQUAD BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE NEXT PROPERTY HE INFECTS COULD BE YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A work of art. This is some funny, original material here. Seriously - the best almost-ubiquitously misinterpreted comment I've read in a very, very long time. A+.
LMAO, either this guy is Dan or someone who knows him. You are an idiot, first of all NTB is filled with thieves scamming people with unnecessary repairs. Second, your comments about having him dead are just disgusting. Should you be trying to win support for NTB you are definitely doing the opposite since now I will associate NTB with you. Redemption, everyone has done bad stuff some time in their lifetimes, others more than so, but everyone is entitled to have a second chance. What happened to Ted Williams happened for a reason, God had grace for this man who has made a lot of mistakes but has realized of what he had to do now. He wasn't expecting this type of opportunity, he just wanted to get out of the hell hole he was in. So chill brantumbo, hating is bad for you, physically and spiritually.
YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT NATIONAL TIRE AND BATTERY!!!!! THEY HAVE AN "A+" PLUS RATING WITH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU!!! YOU BETTER HOPE I NEVER SEE YOU THERE "JGOMEZ"!!! and i never said anything bad about ted williams. i never said anything about him at all. all i did was commend "dan" for his integrity and trustworthiness. im not the hater. it is appears you are.
screw you new! you're probably one of those racist dorky white guys from the midwest who eats cheetos in your underwear all day watching sportscenter and reading comic books. I HATE YOU! you pig! you were trying to be funny and you ended up being a racist farthead. i love black guys who smell homeless and you shouldn't knock that til you try it!
ya you wouldnt say that to my face you punk i am 6 foot 5 inches 240 lbs of pure muscle and i fight MMA and i have never lost a match so i could just kill you if you messed with me.
you are a JOKE
Brantumbo...give us some youtube links of some of these MMA fights, or you are just talking out your arse. Undefeated, huh? So when is your title shot?
ya you would ask for it "gandalas". you are probably one of my victims. im so far underground we dont even allow cameras. and REAL underground MMA doesnt have titles. we have a "respect" system in which you earn points based off your performance in matches. everything gets graded not just wins and losses but i am still undefeated. and right now i am also the leader in the points system so technically i am the champion...your name sounds real familiar like i may have thrashed you once or twice on my way to the top.
NEW- Meet me at the NTB in Columbus. I'll choke you out first with my pinkies then i'll go get anal from a homeless black guy or 2. then i'll make you do fellatio on my rod.
...sigh...what you fail to understand is...I AM BLACK YOU FREAKING MORON!!!! GOD I HATE COWARDS LIKE YOU!!!!!!!!!! you really think my colombus homeis are going to take your side? they will probably shoot you if you even come on my turf, that is if i dont get you first. you would be lucky to have them get to you before me. the things i would do to you i dont even wanna talk about on these forums. you wouldnt be the first buster i caught slipping and turned out. let me just say that it involves a broomstick and you bent over a table like pulp fiction. except that im not gay and stuff.
A black Homie that posts on TMZ...pretty hardcore there, buddy.
you shut your come dumpster and leave this turd to me!
hardcore enough to toss you up you little hater. i have a move called the "black tornado". i would love to show it to you sometime. i wish you would come to my hood.
black tornado? you're a sorry excuse for MMA. i would put my "white liger" on you before you could say "unemployment line".
I live in Columbus and that NTB location is filled with thieves. Check out the reviews for this NTB location ( Sounds like "Dan" has bigger problems than Ted Williams.
Love it! LOL The only positive review on that google site was probably written by Dan the tire manager himself. I hope the best for Ted and that he doesn't screw it up.
Yes, that would be a great TV show...Homeless Got Talent? I hope someone does give him a chance and he can stay on the straight and narrow. Two years clean & sober is a good start. God Bless Him!!!
Over 15 years of bad decisions should just be forgotten because this guy was a hit on YouTube? If you think EVERYONE deserves a second chance, I dare you to take in the next bum you see and clean him up get him hired where you work. Let me know how that works out for you.
15 years of bad decisions? What was his most recent bad decision - deciding to be homeless? "Dan" proved that he's not a reliable witness with his BS "Williams was arrested in December" story. Why should we believe anything else he says? There's not enough information in this story to make ANY statement about Williams other than he has several arrests of indeterminate dates and that he was reported for loitering and begging at a particular location, an allegation levied at innumerable homeless people and hardly worth condemnation.
You don't just suddenly become homeless for no reason and you certainly don't stay homeless for 14 years by making good choices.
I see. So, you're making a final decision about the man's character without knowing when any of his crimes other than vagrancy were committed, based on unproduced criminal records and the word of a person whose own allegations against Williams aren't supported by public record, because you yourself have made the decision that there are NO circumstances under which someone could remain homeless for an extended period unless they consistently make bad choices. I'm still curious, and you didn't answer the question: What was Williams' most recent bad decision? Also, do you know when any of his crimes were committed? If yes, please share what you know. Do you even know anyone who's lost everything - EVERYTHING - and become part of a a 12-step program? How long should it take for a person to get back on their feet? How long is too long for a homeless recovering addict to remain homeless before he's irredeemable? Should Williams continue to be punished for the crimes he's committed?
All I'm saying is don't count your chickens before they hatch. Everyone is making this out to be a happy ending to a tragic story. The story isn't over yet. Follow up in 5 years and see what has happened. Once his 15 minutes is over lets see if he makes the most of this opportunity.
If that bum has an obvious talent for something in the way that this guy does, plenty of people would be willing to do that.
That would make a great TV show "Homeless Got Tallent"
"The convicted felon’s speedy rise to fame is not sitting well with one Columbus businessman who called cops on Williams and a female companion in early-July. The man, a manager at National Tire & Battery, told cops that Williams and the woman were “refusing to leave the business property” and had become an “ongoing problem” for the business, according to a police report." So what does this ***head want? The guy to continue living on the streets? Yeah, he's much less likely to piss in your parking lot and panhandle your customers if he's homeless, genius. Attempting to sabotage his career before it even starts will definitely fix the problem.
I agree with people here saying he deserves a second chance,,, Everyone does deserve a second chance
A Felon He should blend in well in the NBA.
Williams, 53, has been busted for theft, robbery, escape, forgery, and drug possession. TSG doesn't indicate when the last time Mr. Williams was arrested for any of these crimes. Did any of these arrests occur within the time frame of his recent sobriety? Because, if they didn't, I attribute them to being merely symptoms of his disease. Alcohol and drugs are powerful behavioral modifiers that are known to disorient moral compasses. The convicted felon’s speedy rise to fame is not sitting well with one Columbus businessman Why? Because Williams "begged customers for money." The manager is bent apparently because he feels beggars negatively affect his business. This is starting to sound personal. Dan added that . . . he has seen Williams stealing items from cars. . . .“He’s basically been a thief for the past two years,” Dan said. What support does Dan have for his assertion? Are there any police reports of burglarized vehicles naming Mr. Williams as a suspect? Did he ever report Mr. Williams burglarizing vehicles? Why or why not? The businessman added that last month he saw cops putting Williams in a squad car. However, the Columbus Division of Police had no record of Williams being collared in December. So "Dan" states a specific calumny against Mr. Williams that isn't supported by official records to go along with his earlier, general calumnies for which no official records are offered in support. "Dan" sounds like he's got a hard-on for homeless people, a general disdain for Mr. Williams, and he gives the impression that he's envious of Mr. Williams good fortune. In other words, Dan's got a case of the sour grapes. I don't begrudge TSG disseminating this information, but the site could have been significantly more objective in the way it framed Dan's commentary. The way TSG handled this story certainly doesn't smack of journalistic integrity.
I totally agree about Dan!
That particular NTB is a total rip off. I don't know that idiot manager had anything to say. They said they rotated my tires, which was a lie (I had marked the tires). They lied about the oil they said they used in an oil change and the morons actually forgot to tighten lug nuts after changing the tires. When they refused to accept a coupon I got with my NTB bill I had to get NTB corporate to call the manager. NTB is the real thief here and I've been tempted to urinate on their premises myself. So the homeless man steals...suprise suprise. Big freakin woop. Arrest the NTB manager. lol
If you listen to the video he seems to be quite capable. And, according to Kim Komando's video of the day (Jan 6), he actually got a job on the basis of that video.
And when he gets fired for doing something shadey they will wish they had checked his resume (if he had one)
And when you find yourself in a situation where you F'ed up and ask for forgiveness, just remember the things you have said.
ok gomez, if i ever waste 20 years of my life stealing,robbing,cracked out and drunk ill remember theses always a sucker out there who'll believe in me..just long enough for me to steal his wallet. you weak ass people make me sick.