When 29-year-old Ryan Chesley crashed his motorcycle last week on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas, he couldn’t believe who he saw while he was trying to make sense of everything that had just happened. One of the first people to come to Chesley’s aid was none other than Mike Tyson.
Chesley crashed his motorcycle at around 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday when he says a taxi cut him off. Chesley’s lawyer said his client thought he was seeing things when he looked up and saw Tyson yelling at people to not touch him.
“He thought he was hallucinating,” attorney Stephen Stubbs told The Associated Press. “He thought he was in some other world.”
As soon as paramedics arrived, Tyson was gone. Stubbs said he left like “some sort of superhero,” not interested in waiting around to receive attention for lending a helping hand. The former heavyweight champion was recognized for his good deed anyway, as Chesley sent him a fruit basket and a hand-written thank you note.
“Thank you so much for looking over me after my accident,” Chesley wrote to Tyson. “It has to be the most reassuring thing in the world to have Mike Tyson telling people not to touch me.”
Chesley suffered broken bones and torn ligaments, but he was still able to use his right hand to snap a photo of Tyson with his cell phone. It only captured Iron Mike from the neck down.
We may be more familiar with the Tyson that blows up during interviews than we are with the one who has a compassionate side, but Chesley must be glad the softer side exists.
H/T SI Hot Clicks