Asaf Alikadic, 22, had claimed that Mike Tyson jumped up on the hood of his car about 12:45 am as he was leaving the Pussycat Lounge in Scottsdale, AZ
last month. Tyson was cited with one count of felony criminal damage. Mr. Alikadic is in the process of having the charges dropped, saying he only
called the police for insurance purposes and does not want this to get out of hand, as he is good friends with the people at the lounge. "I just
want it to go away," he said. A Scottsdale city official said the prosecutorís office had not been contacted about Alikadicís decision as of Friday
afternoon but charges are normally dropped in such instances.
Mike Tyson car-beating charges dropped
Friday December 10, 11:39 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - An Arizona man who claims his car was attacked by Mike Tyson, says he will drop his criminal complaint against the
ex-heavyweight champion for damaging the vehicle outside a local nightspot.
Asaf Alikadic, 22, told Reuters on Friday he has no interest in pursuing the case against the troubled fighter, who in an apparent fit of anger jumped
on his car's hood and damaged it near the Pussycat Lounge in Scottsdale last month.
"I didn't want this to get out of hand anymore," Alikadic said. "I am good friends with the people at the lounge and this is out of respect for
them. I just want it to all go away."
The Pussycat Lounges owner said the club would pay for the damage and Alikadic said he only reported the incident to police for insurance purposes. He
added that he would tell police shortly that he wanted to drop the charges.
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Alikadic had said that he slowed his car to allow Tyson and others to pass in front of him. Tyson then began screaming, ran towards the car, and
jumped up on the hood. The Pussycat Loungeís owner had said the club would pick up the tab for damages to Alikadicís car.
So Tyson gets to walk on this one. Too bad, he never seem to learn. One would think after having spent time in jail for other crimes he committed,
he would have learned his lesson and toned down his temper to avoid more time at club fed. Heís lucky that Alikadic just wants to put this behind him,
and if anything Tyson should pay for the damages to Mr. Alikadic car instead of the club covering the costs of the repairs.
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[edit on 10-12-2004 by Banshee]