Mike Tyson won’t face criminal charges for punching airline passenger who harassed him


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Mike Tyson is not going to face any prison costs related to an April altercation in which he repeatedly punched a combative passenger on board a commercial flight, according to the Associated Press. The San Mateo County District Lawyer’s Workplace is just not charging the boxing legend resulting from “the circumstances surrounding the confrontation.”

“These embody the conduct of the sufferer main as much as the incident, the interplay between Mr. Tyson and the sufferer, in addition to the requests of each the sufferer and Mr. Tyson that no costs be filed on this case,” District Lawyer Stephen Wagstaffe instructed the AP in a press release. “It’s merely a case that doesn’t belong within the prison courtroom. In the event that they need to sue one another, that is their enterprise.”

On April 20, Tyson was touring on a JetBlue flight from San Francisco that was headed to Florida when the incident — which was caught on tape —  occurred.

Within the footage, Tyson could possibly be seen punching the person, who was visibly intoxicated. He stood over Tyson and yelled on the former heavyweight champion earlier than the punches flew.

Tyson did try and initially ignore the person earlier than the confrontation obtained bodily.

Straight after the altercation, Tyson’s representatives acknowledged that the person sitting behind Tyson was “an aggressive passenger who started harassing him and threw a water bottle at him whereas he was in his seat.”

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