Published: December 10, 2004
Dec. 10, 2004–The 22-year-old
Arizona man whose car was damaged in a rage incident by former
heavyweight champion Mike Tyson says he does not plan to lodge a
complaint against the bankrupt boxer.
Asaf Alikadic says he has no interest in seeing the situation go any
further. Tyson damaged Alikadic’s car as he drove away from a popular
Scottsdale nightclub, the Pussycat Lounge, on Thanksgiving weekend.
Scottsdale police said Tyson was cited on suspicion of felony criminal
“I have decided to drop all charges against Mike
Tyson relating to the incident that took place on the night of November
27, 2004 after his exiting the Pussycat Lounge in Scottsdale, Arizona,
Mr. Alikadic said in a statement. “My decision to drop these charges is
due solely to the fact that the Pussycat has become associated with
these charges. Although I have no personal connection to the lounge or
its owner, had I known from the beginning that the club would be in any
way associated with a negative incident such as this, no charges would
have ever been considered. Any measure of justice that I hoped to
achieve as a result of my complaint to the police would be more than
offset by the negative publicity placed on the Pussycat Lounge and I
wish not to be a part of such publicity”.
Tyson is scheduled to appear for a hearing in Scottsdale Municipal Court on Dec. 17 unless authorities drop charges.