Former heavyweight champion of the world, “Iron” Mike Tyson is being accused of stealing a delicious–but not free–Ben & Jerry’s ice cream bar from a kiosk at the US Open (according to the New York Post).
Workers and bystanders were shocked–but when you’re the “Baddest Man on the Planet,” you live by a different code.
“I was like, ‘Are you serious? Am I imagining this?’ (Tyson) was like, ‘I feel like having an ice cream’ and he just took it,” said one of the kiosk workers.
“What are you going to do, fight him? He’s Mike Tyson.”
Though Tyson does have a bad boy image, his publicist clarified that the alleged $5.50 ice cream theft was simply a misunderstanding.
“Mike got the ice cream and was going to have the host pay for it as he was running around with his family. He was being pulled in a lot of directions as his daughter, Milan, is a rising tennis star and huge fan of the sport… His host, [USTA national manager] David Slade, got the money from Mike and has made sure the bill has been taken care of,” said Joann Mignano.
I wonder if a Ben & Jerry’s ad is in Tyson’s future?
What would you have done if Mike Tyson stole an ice cream bar from your kiosk?
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