Source: Mike Tyson Punches a Man on an Airplane
Mike Tyson punches a man on an airplane
It was 4/20 in San Francisco, and nothing could stop Mike Tyson from having a great time. The
legendary boxer-turned-cannabis businessman was eating edibles on the annual marijuana
holiday and telling the thousands gathered in Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park that
they were taking the good vibes “to another level in life.”
But as Tyson was about to fly back to Florida on Wednesday night, a JetBlue passenger sitting
behind him in first class seemingly ruined his high. After the man reportedly kept harassing him,
video from TMZ Sports shows Tyson appearing to repeatedly punch the man and bloody his
“My boy just got beat up by Mike Tyson,” a man is heard saying on one of the videos
posted to TMZ.
The passenger whom Tyson appeared to punch, who is identified as “George” by a witness
filming an interaction, sported three or four bloody cuts on the right side of his head moments
after the encounter.
Jo Mignano, a representative for Tyson, told The Washington Post that the passenger in
question threw a water bottle at Tyson.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who
began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat,” she said
in a statement.
It was not immediately clear whether Tyson was arrested or faces charges stemming from the
incident. Federal law prohibits airline passengers from assaulting other passengers or crew
members. Passengers are subject to civil penalties for any misconduct that “can threaten the
safety of the flight by disrupting or distracting cabin crew from their safety duties,” according to
the Federal Aviation Administration.
San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman Kathryn Winters said officers detained and
released two people, one of whom “provided minimal details of the incident and refused to
cooperate further with the police investigation.”