Mike Tyson Was Caught Stealing a $5.50 Ice Cream Sandwich at the U.S. Open

Mike Tyson stole an ice cream bar at the U.S. Open, but his publicist called it a misunderstanding.

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The 2016 U.S. Open is in New York this week, which means lots of celebrities are in attendance to watch the top tennis players in the world. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson made an appearance with his daughter, but he has already caused some trouble.

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According to the New York Post, the 50-year-old went to a Ben & Jerry's kiosk, grabbed an ice cream bar out of the freezer and walked away without paying for it. Here is what supposedly happened according to eyewitnesses and workers.

Per New York Post:

"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 stunned worker, adding, "What are you going to do, fight him? He's Mike Tyson."


The female worker behind the stand yelled, "Excuse me, are you going to pay for that," but Tyson just ignored her and kept walking, according to the witnesses.

The worker then asked her superior what she should do, but her boss couldn't care less, saying, "Oh, it's Mike Tyson, let it go," said one witness.

According to Tyson's publicist Joann Mignano, the situation is all one big misunderstanding.

Per New York Post:

"There was 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."

The ice cream bar only cost $5.50, chump change to Tyson. But as long as at the end of the day the kiosk got paid, everybody can laugh about the misunderstanding. Props to the worker who spoke up.

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