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Melvin Townsend III

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The Resume

Why he might be annoying:

    He has a long criminal record, including convictions for fraud, grand theft, burglary, possession of controlled substances, and trafficking in stolen property.
    He had a run-in with the cops when he broke into someone’s property and stole their trailer, hitching it to the back of his pickup truck (2018).
    He served two stints in prison - once for 20 months and another for 15 months.
    He repeatedly harassed Mike Tyson while sitting behind the boxer on their flight from San Francisco to Miami, eventually prompting Tyson to punch him several times, bloodying his face in the process.
    He was described as being 'extremely intoxicated' during the encounter.
    Tyson was initially cordial with him and the other passengers - even taking a selfie with him - but he continued to badger Tyson.
    Tyson alleged that the incident got violent after Townsend threw a water bottle at him from behind the seat.
    Both men were escorted off the plane and were interviewed by local law enforcement (although he declined to press charges against Tyson).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He made Mike Tyson relevant again.
    Some felt that Tyson's reaction - while justified - could have been handled differently (for instance, contacting a flight attendant).
    He was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained from the altercation.
    He could be seen sniffling and holding back tears in the original cell phone video!
    Considering that he still has his ear, he likely got off easy.
    He probably got his ass kicked in jail anyway, so the experience shouldn't have been all that jarring.

Credit: BoyWiththeGreenHair

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 17 Votes: 76.47% Annoying