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Mike Tyson is apparently a big fan of tennis, as his daughter is an avid high school player and he’s attending the U.S. Open this week. He’s also apparently a big fan of ice cream, as he allegedly swiped an ice cream bar from a vendor this morning at the U.S. Open and never paid for it.

According to the New York Post, he walked up to the kiosk, reached into the chest freezer, pilfered the bar (price: $5.50), and strolled off. Reminders that he had to pay up fell on deaf ears. The Post talked to a bunch of people at the scene, and the consensus regarding post-theft action was, “Nothing. He’s Mike Tyson.”

“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 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.


The Post also reports that the ice cream in question was a Half Baked flavor ice cream bar. I can report that that sounds very tasty. Anyway, his publicist issued a half-baked statement of his own, claiming that Tyson was confused. You can find it over at the Post’s site, but it reads like bullshit.

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[New York Post]

Staff writer, Deadspin

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