The provincial office said after reviewing police reports and videos that it would not file charges against the former heavyweight champion.
Video received TMZ Sports revealed that Tyson repeatedly hit another passenger on board the plane at San Francisco International Airport back in April.
Steve Wagstaff, San Mateo County Attorney, wrote: “Yesterday afternoon, the San Mateo County Attorney’s Office finalized the Mike Tyson case at San Francisco Airport on April 20, 2022. Another passenger on the plane was waiting at the pre-departure terminal . We reviewed police reports from the San Francisco Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and reviewed various videos collected by law enforcement from other people on the plane. the decision is that we will not make any charges against Mr. Tyson based on the circumstances of the confrontation, including the behavior of the victim that led to the incident, the interaction between Mr. Tyson and the victim, and inquiries to both the victim and Mr. Tyson. that no charges will be brought in this case. We now consider the case closed. Thank you. “
Mike Tyson’s lawyers released a statement Tuesday: “Remember how Mike Tyson in the video beat another passenger aboard a JetBlue flight to San Francisco? Well, today the San Mateo County DA Office announced, after reviewing police reports and videos, that decided it was will not bring any charges against Mike Tyson based on the circumstances of the confrontation. Their decision included the victim’s conduct that led to the incident, the interaction between the victim and Tyson, and the victim’s and Tyson’s requests not to charge. “
According to TMZ Sports, the incident was exacerbated after a passenger took a selfie with Tyson aboard a Jet Blue plane bound for Florida.
It is reported that Tyson took a picture with the man sitting behind, but a friend of this man apparently annoyed Tyson by continuing to talk to him.
Sources close to Tyson told TMZ Sports that the man was “very drunk” and that Tyson reportedly told him to “cool off” before the incident turned violent.
A Tyson spokesman said the passenger threw a bottle of water at Tyson while he was in his seat, and that was what provoked the boxer.
A few minutes after the confrontation, Tyson got off the plane.
According to TMZ Sports, the man he hit was bleeding and received medical treatment before contacting police.
San Francisco police have confirmed they have responded to a report of a physical altercation aboard a plane at SFO. Officials said they detained two people believed to be involved in the incident, but none of them cooperated with the investigation in full and were later released.
Tyson was spotted at a 4/20 event in San Francisco at Golden Gate Park, where he was promoting his cannabis production company.
Prior to the incident, the boxer was scheduled to speak at a cannabis conference in Miami, Florida.
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