A youth wrestling tournament in Wisconsin, USA, turned into violence when a brawl broke out among adults.
Footage of the incident, which happened in the village of Kimberly, shows a male and female arguing, before the pair get heated and they have to be separated by the others in attendance.
At one point, as the same man is carried away, the woman he’d been arguing with goes to chase after him before she’s tackled by another woman.
You can watch the chaos unfold in the video below:
According to a statement by Fox Valley Metro Police Department:
On Sunday, 02/03/2019 at approximately 2:30pm, officers with the Fox Valley Metro Police Department were dispatched to Kimberly High School, 1662 E. Kennedy Avenue in the Village of Kimberly for a past tense disturbance complaint.
After conducting an initial investigation, it was determined that some parents who attended an athletic event were involved in a verbal and physical altercation.
The statement continues, because of the incident, three women were issued with municipal citations for their involvement.
Cassandra Hamill, 33 of Green Bay, Shannon Volkman, 39 of Shiocton, and Nicole Volkman, 33 also of Shiocton, were all cited for disorderly conduct. Shannon and Nicole Volkman were also cited for battery.
The fight is said to have started when parents and family members of opposing wrestlers started verbally abusing each other, which led to a brawl before the match was even over, according to a police report posted by the Appleton Post Crescent.
According to the New York Post, another youth wrestler in the stands was forced to get out of the way, while the referee was watching on from the mat.
Witnesses are said to have told cops the Volkmans cursed at the other side during the event, calling Ms Hamill a ‘fat bitch’, and her son a ‘fucking crybaby’.
According to the New York Post, the three people cited for the brawl had a history of altercations at youth wrestling tournaments, the report said.
It also adds how Ms Hamill and both Volkmans were escorted out by security. Police are said to have arrived at the scene about an hour after the incident occurred.
The tournament in which this incident occurred during is organised through a local youth wrestling club, and has no affiliation with the Kimberly Area School District.
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