Bodycam footage shows the arrest of John Tyson, Tyson’s CFO

Newly released bodycam footage shows the moment Arkansas police wake up a Tyson Foods executive after he allegedly passed out while drunk in a stranger’s bed earlier this month.

Tyson CFO John Tyson appears disoriented, even trying to get back to sleep in the early morning ordeal on November 6 when a Fayetteville police officer tells him he’s sleeping at someone else’s house.

“Mr. Tyson! John! Fayetteville Police Department, you’re not at your house,'” an officer says loudly to Tyson while he’s snuggled under the covers in his underwear, according to footage obtained by Vice.

The 32-year-old scion of the Tyson meatpacking empire lifts his head and looks at the cops briefly before turning around without a word.

“John, you need to wake up and talk to me before I drag you out of here stark naked,” the officer continues.

After refusing to get out of the woman’s bed, the officer shrugs his partner and the two rip the sheets off his body, footage shows. Tyson sits up and tries to pull the sheets back over himself before the officer tells him to “put your hands behind your back”.

“Yo yo yo yo – hey, hey, whoa, whoa” was all Tyson could mutter as officers attempted to handcuff him.

This booking photo, provided by the Washington County, Ark. Sheriff's Office, shows John Tyson, Chief Financial Officer of Tyson Foods.  According to a police report, Tyson was arrested on Sunday, November 6, 2022 in Fayetteville, Ark. on charges of criminal trespassing and public intoxication.
Tyson CFO John Tyson has been arrested for public drunkenness and trespassing.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office via AP

“I’m going to sleep,” he says lazily to the officers who are trying to get him out of bed.

“No you’re not, you’re going to jail. You’re in the wrong house,” replies an officer.

“The girl who lives here doesn’t know you. Came home to find her asleep in her bed,” another police officer told the obviously confused executive.

As officers escort Tyson out of the house, he asks, “Can I go pee real quick?” Police denied the request and placed him in the back of a police vehicle.

Tyson was charged with public intoxication and trespassing after a college-age woman came home to find him asleep in her bed around 2am

Officers wrote in the arrest report that Tyson’s breath and body smelled of intoxicants and that his movements were “sluggish and uncoordinated.”

The woman, who lived in the home, told investigators the front door was left unlocked, allowing Tyson to enter the premises.

Tyson was booked that morning and released later that evening, according to the Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Department.

Earlier this week, Tyson apologized to investors during the company’s quarterly earnings call.

Newly released bodycam footage shows the moment Arkansas police wake up a Tyson Foods executive after he broke into a woman's home while intoxicated and passed out in her bed.
The chicken company’s CFO apologized to investors after the incident.

“I’m embarrassed and want you to know that I take full responsibility for my actions,” Tyson CFO John Tyson told CNBC.

“I just wanted you guys to hear this directly from me and know that I am committed to making sure this never happens again,” he said.

Tyson is the great-grandson of the founder of Tyson Foods. He joined the family business in 2019 having previously worked in investment banking for JP Morgan and as a private equity and venture capital investor.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard graduate is being prepared for the positions of CEO and chairman — positions his father and grandfather held at the company.

He is also a member of Tyson Foods’ corporate leadership team and reports directly to President and CEO Donnie King, according to the company’s website. Bodycam footage shows the arrest of John Tyson, Tyson’s CFO


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