If you thought Mike Tyson was a badass before, wait until you see how he handled himself when a guy pulled a gun within 15 feet of him – Let’s just say you can call him Cool Hand Luke.
TMZ obtained this insane video of what we’re told was a small comedy show Tuesday night on a rooftop bar in Hollywood, and MT was in attendance with a few friends.
At first you see Mike seated calmly at his front row table taking in the show – but the whole thing was interrupted by a random guy who approached Mike and co. and attempted to chat him up, disrupting a comedian’s set and everyone’s good time.
While you can’t hear exactly what was being said in the footage, eyewitnesses tell us the man was actually challenging Mike to a fight – suggesting he wanted to live his “status.”
Mike, of course, kept it chill and didn’t engage with the man … Mostly just letting him talk. Eventually, though, another man intervenes and tells the dude to scram. We’re told this was actually the host / MC of the night.
That pissed off the guy challenging Mike … who threatened to shoot the host, and then pulled out a gun from his waistband and cocked it in front of everyone. Naturally, everyone gasped and started ducking under tables.
Luckily, he never fired, put the gun away and almost immediately regretted it. He once again approached Mike, and asked him not to call the cops. Once again, Mike just sat there in relative silence, heard the guy out and in the end, embraced him.
Mike actually hugged the man, at which point he finally left without further incident. We’re told people started to trickle out after that with some trepidation – not knowing if the dude was lurking somewhere down below in the streets. After a bit of time, Mike Departed too.
We checked with the authorities … LAPD says they were never called. As for Tyson? Yeah, he did his best Paul Newman impression. Ice cold, Iron Mike.