The U.S. Open is upon us. The rain has come and the $150 million roof has closed for the first time. Now sit back and watch Manhattan’s rich and famous act their worst.
Strike one was scored by former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson who allegedly stole a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream from a concession stand, according to the New York Post. One can’t help but recall the time confirmed psychopath Robert Durst stole a sandwich from a gas station despite having $500 in his pocket.
“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,” a worker who witnessed the incident told the Post, adding, “What are you going to do, fight him? He’s Mike Tyson.”
Tyson went for a $5.50 “Half Baked” ice cream bar.
The woman behind the counter apparently yelled, “Excuse me, are you going to pay for that?” But Tyson just ignored her.
Tyson was seated with other celebrities in the Presidential Suite overlooking Stadium Court, including with singer Jewel, Alec Baldwin, Anna Wintour, Vera Wang and Debra Messing.
Tyson’s publicist confirmed to multiple outlets that the bill was eventually paid, adding that Tyson was just confused. [NYP]