Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 8/20/14

It was a scene right out of The Hangover this past New Years’ Eve, but instead of four drunk guys breaking into Mike Tyson’s house and stealing his pet tiger in a night of drunken debauchery, it was just one thief who broke into the former heavyweight champ’s Cosmopolitan hotel room in Las Vegas, while Tyson was in the bedroom fast asleep at the time of the attempted burglary.

Which raises the question—is this guy stupid, brazen or both?  If he doesn’t think, or doesn’t know that Tyson was in the room at the time of his break-in, then he’s ill-prepared and dumb.  However, if he knew beforehand that the Mike Tyson was asleep in his bed and went ahead with his nefarious plan thinking that Tyson is as deep a sleeper as portrayed in The Hangover, then he’s one brazen son-of-a-*****.

And a complete moron to boot.  But that’s a given considering this guy’s career choice.

According to a report from TMZ, the champ was sound asleep in his hotel room following Stevie Wonder’s New Year’s Eve concert when he was woken up by the sounds of someone rummaging around his room and the light of their flashlight.  Before Tyson was able to figure out what was happening, and ask the intruder a few questions with his fists, the thief sped out of the room.  The hotel is currently conducting an investigation into the incident.

Assuming that the would-be robber got the shock of his life when he saw Mike Tyson stirring in the hotel room which he was attempting to burgle, I’d suggest the cops be on the lookout for a guy smelling of his own urine and feces, as well as the unmistakable stench of fear.

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