Skip to main content

'Bed Intruder' Internet star arrested in Alabama

By the CNN Wire Staff
Viral video star Antoine Dodson was arrested Saturday in Alabama on drug charges.
Viral video star Antoine Dodson was arrested Saturday in Alabama on drug charges.
  • Dodson laughs over Saturday arrest
  • His Internet stardom comes after his TV news interview about an intruder
  • Police say Dodson was arrested for marijuana possession, other minor offenses

(CNN) -- Antoine "Bed Intruder" Dodson, the man whose TV news rant against a would-be rapist became a viral music video and his ticket to celebrity, was arrested for marijuana possession, according to Alabama authorities.

Judging by his tweets, Dodson, 24, isn't all that upset about it.

"Let me be the first to tell it!!" So just got out of jail off a weak charge!!!," Dodson said in a Saturday afternoon tweet. "Got pulled over in my Benz and they got me ... I never been in jail except that time in grade school."

Dodson used an Internet acronym, part of which typically means, "rolling on the ... floor" laughing.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office website confirmed Dodson was arrested for possession of marijuana and four other minor charges early Saturday morning.

2010: 'Bed Intruder Song' goes viral

He was booked into the county jail at 2:30 a.m. and was later released.

Dodson became famous on "YouTube" after speaking to a local television news station about a break-in at his sister's apartment. His local news interview was produced into a music video that went viral. The hit spawned multiple covers including an a cappella version performed by a university singing group.

Dodson performed "Bed Intruder" at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards last October.

CNN's Rick Martin contributed to this report