Messing with the Man

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Messing with the Man
Mitch Baker telling Tommy Vercetti to 'mess with the man'.

Mitch Baker telling Tommy Vercetti to 'mess with the man'.
Game GTA Vice City
For Mitch Baker
Target Wreak havoc around Vice City.
Location Downtown, Vice City
Fail Death of Tommy Vercetti
Arrest of Tommy Vercetti
Failure to fill the chaos meter within the time limit
Reward $2,000
Unlocks Hog Tied
Unlocked by Alloy Wheels of Steel

Messing with the Man is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by Bikers leader "Big" Mitch Baker from The Greasy Chopper in Downtown, Vice City.


Tommy drops by The Greasy Chopper, looking to see if Mitch agrees to pull security for Kent Paul's concert with Love Fist. Mitch angrily says that he's fought during the Vietnam War and that being part of the family is not just about doing favors. He instructs Tommy to get a bike and cause a city-wide rampage. Tommy goes out and starts destroying vehicles, shooting pedestrians and getting heated. In under two minutes he manages to fill a chaos bar and beats his mission.


(Tommy Vercetti and Mitch Baker inside The Greasy Chopper.)

Mitch Baker: Ah, got ya again. Hey Vercetti. Cougar says you can handle a bike pretty good.

Tommy Vercetti: Yeah, how many more errands am I gonna to have to run? I'm a very busy man. If it's a fight that's gonna settle this then bring it on.

Mitch Baker: Being one of us ain't just about brawlin'. It's about being part of a family.

Tommy Vercetti: Yeah, I've been part of a family before alright. It didn't work out.

Mitch Baker: Yeah, right, but this family takes care of its own. We don't ask a man to do the dirty work and then let him do fifteen years hard time. Yeah, that's right. I've done my homework. This here's the biggest family of misfits, outcasts and badasses. Hell, some of us has even been betrayed by our own country.

Tommy Vercetti: I was locked up during 'Nam. Ugly business.

Mitch Baker: Which is why I'm gonna ask you to go mess with the man. This whole damn country needs a kick in the ass, and we're the ones to deliver it. So get out there, grab a bike and show this city how pissed you are!

Tommy Vercetti: Alright, alright.


The reward for this mission is $2,000. The mission Hog Tied is unlocked.


  • If the player completes the mission, the wanted levels will not be removed. It is recommended to flee to the Skumole Shack, purchase it (if you haven't purchased it yet) to save your game and avoid being killed or arrested by police attacks.
    • Messing with the Man is one of the few missions in the series that do not remove the player's wanted level even upon completion.
    • On the iOS and Android versions of the game, after completing the mission, the player can reload from the autosave slot instead to remove the wanted level.
  • The song heard in the opening cutscene is Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne. It is also featured on the radio station V-Rock.
    • This song is not present on the mobile (iOS and Android) and PlayStation Network downloadable versions of the game.
  • In the mission cutscene, a head can be seen on the ground of the bar while Mitch Baker is talking.
  • You can keep shooting at a destroyed vehicle and the damage bar still goes up for some unknown reason. This only works for the PlayStation 2 version, though.
  • The Chaos Bar will go up a lot faster if you are actually on an Angel.


Video walkthrough

PC Version - GTASeriesVideos