Police in Huntsville, Ala., booked the viral video star on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana; he was in custody a short time, according to TMZ, and released.

Dodson, 24, was charged with other misdemeanors as well: Speeding, failing to appear twice on a traffic charge and failing to have liability insurance.

When a reporter first put him on the air during a local news broadcast in 2010, Dodson said he'd witnessed an attempted sexual assault on his sister -- and he adamantly warned viewers 'Hide your kids, hide your wife' from the attacker. A viral sensationwas born.