Punta Gorda Man Suing Mike Tyson For $450,000
Southwest Florida has found itself in the national news again. And as usual, it’s for something dumb. Remember back about 18 months ago when some guy from Punta Gorda, Florida got beat up on a plane by Mike Tyson? Yep, he’s back. And the Punta Gorda man has paired up with Morgan & Morgan to sue Mike Tyson for $450,000. I know it’s been a while, so here’s a little refresher, courtesy of TMZ.
That’s Southwest Florida’s Melvin Townsend III of Punta Gorda, Florida.
When you see the Punta Gorda man at the end of the video, he really looks like he got off easy.
That is Mike Tyson laying hands on you, my guy. That’s real. He took some shots, and now he wants to get paid. Even though it looks like it was Melvin that was instigating.
In a settlement offer issued by a lawyer from Morgan & Morgan, he’s seeking nearly a half mil in damages. TMZ reported that the settlement offer states “Townsend sustained a “severe headache” as well as neck pain … and “is still suffering with the effects of the assault to this day.”
Although this looks like a cash grab, one thing working in Melvin’s favor is that Mike admitted guilt and that he “shouldn’t have done it”. According to Yahoo, in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Mike said “I was just irritated and tired — and high and pissed off. Sh*t happens. I don’t want to hurt nobody.”