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Police: Someone (Tyson CFO) was found sleeping in her bed


There’s waking up on the wrong side of the bed, and then, there’s waking up drunk in someone else’s bed … without being invited there. According to police reports, Tyson Foods CFO John R. Tyson, 32, was arrested this week after authorities say that he became intoxicated and fell asleep in the wrong home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

According to several reports, at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Tyson was found asleep in a woman’s bed at her home in Arkansas. The woman did what anyone should do in this position — call the police. When law enforcement arrived, they said they found the CFO in the back bedroom with his clothes in front of the bed. 

Reports indicate that the victim told dispatch that she may have left the front door unlocked, which is how the intruder gained entry. Officers attempted to wake Tyson, but couldn’t get a verbal response. He would lie back down and try to go to sleep. 

According to NBC News, an officer with the Fayetteville Police Department at the scene said that an odor of intoxicants was coming from Tyson’s breath and that the intruder’s movements were “sluggish and uncoordinated.”

Tyson, the son of company Chairman John H. Tyson, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and public intoxication and taken to the Washington County Detention Center to sleep it off. He was released later that day.  

Image by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Tyson took over the company’s finances last month. He was appointed as CFO in late September and is reported to be the youngest finance chief at a company in the S&P 500 or Fortune 500. 

According to news outlets, Tyson apologized for the incident and said he is going to get counseling for alcohol abuse.

“I am embarrassed for personal conduct that is inconsistent with my personal values, the company’s values and the high expectations we hold for each other here at Tyson Foods,” Tyson said in a companywide memo obtained by The Associated Press.

This isn’t the first time that an Arkansas food company “upper” has seemingly gone a little off the rails. I mean, at least Tyson didn’t bite anyone. Just a few months ago, Doug Ramsey, the COO of Beyond Meat was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening and third-degree battery after biting a man’s nose and smashing their vehicle. Passing out in someone’s bed seems a little less freaky (although maybe not any classier). 

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