Shocking footage shows the moment a violent family brawl broke out in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland this weekend.
The fight escalated from an argument after a woman appeared to spit in a man’s face, with the events being captured by visitors at the park on Saturday (July 6).
Officers were called to the theme park in California to help break up the fight, with police initially closing the case before reopening it after seeing the video.
Check out the brawl below:
The brawl initially just involved a brother and sister but quickly escalated to involve other family members, Anaheim police sergeant Daron Wyatt said, as per TIME.
The video, which was posted to YouTube on Sunday, showed a man in a red t-shirt screaming in a woman’s face, ‘I don’t give a fuck, bitch’, before the woman spat in his face and he started throwing punches.
Another man then got involved, appearing to punch out towards another woman before the man in the red t-shirt hit the original woman and began pulling her hair forcibly.
A baby can be heard crying as people observing the fight shouted for security to be called, before more and more people got involved in the horrifying brawl.
Two women then started lashing out at each other as another woman got caught in the middle and was thrown to the ground, as fellow tourists looked on in disbelief.
Bystanders were forced to intervene when the man in the red t-shirt is seen hitting the first woman repeatedly in the face and caused her to fall to the ground.
After another woman attempted to walk away from the scene, the same man dragged her back with her hair and began lashing out at her, hitting her repeatedly in the face and dragging her to the ground.
At this point, onlookers restrained the man until security arrived, more than three minutes after the fight broke out.
Anaheim police sergeant Wyatt said police arrived after the fight was over, with the family members declining to cooperate with authorities before being escorted off Disneyland property.
Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Liz Jaeger said in a statement provided to TIME:
Any type of violence is inexcusable and will not be tolerated. Those involved were immediately removed from the premises and turned over to the Anaheim Police Department.
Although police took an initial report, officers could not move forward without the family’s cooperation. However, they have since reopened the investigation after watching the video.
Police will now work with prosecutors to see if charges of domestic violence, disturbing the peace, and assault should be filed.
It is not known what started the fight.
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