Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson repeatedly punched a man on an airplane before a Jet Blue flight this week after the man was allegedly aggressive toward Tyson.
The incident happened late on Wednesday night as Tyson was about to depart San Francisco after attending a 4/20 celebration earlier in the day.
A witness told TMZ that Tyson took a selfie with a man who apparently was overly excited to meet him and that the man did not stop pestering Tyson after taking the selfie.
“Eventually, though, we’re told Tyson had enough of the guy behind him talking in his ear … and told him to chill. When the guy didn’t, that’s when the witness says Tyson started to throw several punches at the man’s face,” TMZ reported. “Video we obtained shows Tyson throwing a flurry of blows at the man, which you can see bloodied the passenger’s forehead. The witness says Mike walked off the plane just seconds later.”
A representative for Tyson told a local news station on Thursday that the man was harassing Tyson and threw a water bottle at him.
“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,” Tyson’s representative said.
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