Mike Tyson Charges Dropped After He Allegedly Punched a Passenger on a Plane
After a video showing Mike Tyson repeatedly punching another passenger on a plane. The former heavyweight boxing champion will reportedly not face charges after all parties involved declined to press charges.
What was in the video?
TMZ Sports received video of Mike Tyson punching the individual sitting behind him on the plane en route to Florida. The event occurred on April 20 around 10:30 pm PT at the San Francisco International Airport. SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Prosecutors said Tuesday they would not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson after he was seen on film beating a first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month.
Mike Tyson got off the plane
According to a witness who is a friend of the individual Mike Tyson assaulted, Mike Tyson was initially courteous to the passengers, even taking a photo with one of them. The boxing legend eventually begged the individual to leave him alone, but when he didn’t, the witness told TMZ Sports that Mike Tyson started punching his partner repeatedly. Mike Tyson, according to the witness, got off the plane.
No charges against Mr. Mike Tyson
According to TMZ Sports, the individual sought medical assistance and reported the altercation to authorities. “Based on the facts surrounding the confrontation, we have decided not to file any charges against Mr. Mike Tyson,” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said in a statement, according to NBC News. “These include the victim’s actions leading up to the event, Mr. Mike Tyson’s relationship with the victim, and the pleas of both the victim and Mr. Mike Tyson that charges not be filed in this case.” Tyson, 55, is one of the most successful boxers in history, winning his first 37 professional fights and retiring with a record of 50–6. Tyson, according to the witness, got off the plane. According to TMZ Sports, the individual sought medical assistance and reported the altercation to authorities.