01/06/2011 AT 6:55 PM ET
The voice may be velvety, but the past is checkered.
According to The Smoking Gun, homeless-man-turned-Internet-sensation Ted Williams, 53, has a rap sheet that includes theft, robbery, escape, forgery and drug possession. The Brooklyn native has at least six mug shots.
As recently as July, a local businessman called the police on Williams and a female friend who refused to leave the premises, alleging Williams had become an “ongoing problem.”