Tyson Arrested After Allegedly Jumping on Car Hood
Former Champ Accused of Causing $1,400 Worth of Damage
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 8) -- Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor criminal damage for allegedly jumping on the hood of a car outside of city nightclub, police said.
Tyson, who moved to Scottsdale early this year, appeared with attorneys at the city's police station Tuesday afternoon and was released after being given a citation.
Scottsdale police detective Sam Bailey said Wednesday that Tyson likely will make an initial court appearance within 10 days.
Police said the arrest stemmed from an investigation into an incident late last month at a lounge.
Tyson allegedly dented the hood of a car when he jumped on it as its driver was leaving the club around 1 a.m. on Nov. 27.
Police said it was unclear if Tyson and the other man fought inside the club before the incident or if they knew each other.
The 22-year-old victim, whose name was not immediately released, reported the incident to police and claimed a body shop estimated the hood damage at $1,400, Bailey said.
The case was then forwarded to detectives.
Tyson, 38, is beginning to train for a fight in March, his first since being knocked out by Danny Williams in July.
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