In barely a week, Ted Williams has gone from random homeless man to national folk hero.
But might the shine be coming off the golden-voiced ex-con? His story is slowly devolving into Jerry Springer territory, as Williams and his daughter were detained by police this week for a hotel shouting match.
They've each now given dueling interviews to Entertainment Tonight, hurling accusations of cursing, scratching and drinking back and forth. As usual, the truth likely lies somewhere in between these versions of what went down between the relatives, but it's not encouraging either way.
See for yourself: