Mike Tyson: The Guy He Punched Has A Criminal Record
Yesterday, Mike Tyson made headlines when he was caught on film punching an especially annoying fellow passenger on a JetBlue flight. Today, gossip web site TMZ reports that the passenger’s name is Melvin Townsend III, and that he has a bit of a rap sheet, including arrests for fraud, grand theft, burglary, possession of control substances, and trafficking in stolen property. In the video, Townsend, 36, appeared to be repeatedly annoying Tyson — Tyson’s team said he also threw a bottle at the retired boxer — before Tyson snapped and punched the guy repeatedly, leaving him a bit bloodied.
Apparently, both got off the plane before takeoff, and were questioned by the police and Townsend declined to press charges.