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Tyson arrested over incident at nightclub


Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor criminal damage for allegedly jumping on the hood of a car outside a nightclub, police said.

Tyson, who moved to Scottsdale early this year, appeared with attorneys at the city's police station on Tuesday afternoon and was released after being given a citation.

Scottsdale detective Sam Bailey said on Wednesday that Tyson is likely to make an initial court appearance within 10 days.

Tyson allegedly dented the hood of a car when he jumped on it as its driver was leaving the club around 1am on Nov. 27.

Asaf Alikadic, 22, told police he had stopped his car to let Tyson cross the street when the boxer started screaming and yelling and then jumped on the hood of the car on his hands and knees and began to pound on it.

Alikadic said he doesn't want Tyson to go to jail.

"I just want my car fixed. That's it," he said.

A witness told police that Tyson "was intoxicated, falling over and slurring."

Tyson's attorneys said they are conducting their own investigation.

The 38-year-old Tyson is beginning to train for a fight in March, his first since being knocked out by Danny Williams in July.

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