Mike Tyson Won’t Be Prosecuted For Punching Passenger on Plane

Mike Tyson Wont Be Charged With Airplane Fight
Mike Tyson Wont Be Charged With Airplane Fight
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Mike Tyson, who became the heavyweight champion of the world in 1986 at age 20, and compiled a record of 50-6-2, won’t be charged for repeatedly boxing a fellow passenger in the face on a flight from California to Florida. The incident took place about a month ago. Let’s see why the prosecutor chose not to prosecute this time.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said there was a mixture of reasons he chose not to prosecute Mike Tyson. After reviewing videos and speaking to Tyson and the victim, it seemed that Tyson was instigated by a drunk man who refused to stop bothering him. He even through a bottle of water… at the former heavyweight champion of the world!

Tyson had obliged the man by taking a selfie with him, but then the man, seated right behind Tyson, just would not stop being a pest. Tyson, who had had enough of the man, asked him to stop bothering him, but when he didn’t, this is what happened:

Courtesy of CBS Los Angeles via YouTube.com

Now, we all know that, had Tyson wanted to hurt this guy, he would have. But here’s the outcome of the bashing:

Barely a scratch.

Now, it’s important to point out that the prosecutor in this case is in California. And we know that, as a general rule, people aren’t prosecuted there. Not that Mike Tyson necessarily deserved it. I mean, for Tyson, what he did was akin to a tickle. I mean, look at that guy! Mike Tyson looked like he pummeled him!

But liberal states like California have been light on crime too long. According to the Los Angeles Times, “[t]wo-thirds of registered voters in California believe crime has risen in their neighborhoods, according to a recent UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times. Just over half of voters surveyed said Newsom is doing a poor job on crime and public safety, up 16 percentage points from 2020.”

With all of that in mind, should Mike Tyson have been prosecuted? Sound off in the comments!

Stacey Warner

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