Shocking video shows Mike Tyson repeatedly punching 'extremely intoxicated' passenger on flight
Tyson, who had boarded a Florida-bound plane from San Francisco, reportedly even posed for a selfie with the man
A shocking video that has surfaced shows former heavyweight legend Mike Tyson attacking and repeatedly punching a fellow airplane passenger on a flight on Wednesday, April 20. A witness reportedly said that Tyson possibly engaged with the man before the attack. Tyson, who had boarded a Florida-bound plane from San Francisco, reportedly even posed for a selfie with the man.
A witness filmed the passenger behind Tyson's seat and tried to talk to him. Tyson then seemed to get agitated with the passenger, going on to deliver quite a few punches from his seat. A source close to Tyson said that the passenger was “extremely intoxicated” and “wouldn’t stop provoking” him, TMZ reported. This is what led to the altercation.
A witness said that Tyson “walked off the plane a few seconds later", leaving the passenger he attacked with a bloodied forehead. “My boy just got beat up by Mike Tyson,” a passenger filming the incident said from behind the camera. “Yeah, he got f–ked up.”
A man was HARASSING Mike Tyson on a Jet Blue flight, and Mike had to put hands on him to stop the harassment. pic.twitter.com/NDjrfntrxn— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) April 21, 2022
Tyson embraced a man with a gun
Tyson was recently in the news after he was seen embracing a man who had pulled out a gun after trying to fight him at a Hollywood comedy club. An unidentified man approached Tyson on Tuesday, March 22, interrupting a comedy set at a Hollywood rooftop bar. Eyewitnesses told TMZ that the man came to fight Mike Tyson in a bizarre attempt to 'elevate his status'. The bar's MC asked the man, wearing a white t-shirt and black leather jacket, to get out, eventually shoving him away from the stage. As the host pushed him towards the exit, the troublemaker said, "I don't give a f***! I'm joking." He then drew out a gun from his waistband and cocked it, saying, "look, this is easy." Almost immediately, he put the gun back into his waistband and said, "I'm out of here." He then walked towards the exit.
He suddenly stopped, looked at Tyson seated in the front row and said, "Hey I love you fam, salute to all of your accomplishments, for real, if it wasn't for you we wouldn't have no inspiration, I love you OG, for real. From the heart, for real. Respect." The man was asked to leave again, to which he said, "I told you am just joking." Tyson, who had been sitting quietly, called the man over, who refused to go apparently because he was afraid the owners would call the police. However, Tyson insisted and as the man went in for a handshake, the two hugged each other. The man then screamed "New York! Brownsville!", referring to the neighborhood Tyson grew up in. He then shook hands with him again, grasping Tyson's hand with both of his, and leaning in with his forehead. The man eventually shouted "Shalawam!", which means "May peace be with you" in Hebrew, and walked away.
He became aggressive again as the MC ordered him to head out, calling him a "sucker" and saying, "You a bi*** a** (N-word), you not an OG." After he left, the person recording the incident thanked Tyson and the crowd applauded him. The LAPD said that they were never called. The man remains unidentified.