A vicious brawl broke out last week in a Florida mall, involving at least 60 teenage boys and girls. Police have already arrested 6 people and found a dozen minors involved in the incident.
The fight was taped and went viral on social media.
The fight took place outside of a Rue 21 department store, and you can see several girls beating another girl who was sitting on the couch. As the camera zooms around there’s fights all over the place: several girls attacking a man in one corner, another few having an argument, another full on-brawl on the other side of the couch.
The NY Daily News reports:
According to WJIXT, the sheriff’s office said up to 60 people may have been involved in the brawl. So far five people, including three juveniles, have been arrested.
A 20-year-old was taken into custody for trespassing after a warning and for resisting an officer without violence. A juvenile female was arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer and trespassing without warning.
Three other people were also arrested and released back to their parents.
The mother of one of the teens arrested, told WJIXT that her daughter was at the mall with friends to see a movie when another group of kids started bullying them. The mom, who did want to be identified, alleges her child was the one seen in the video getting attacked on the couch.
“They were walking around the mall bullying my daughter and her friends. My daughter and friends (were) minding their own business and the adult and the other girls starting picking on them and saying stuff,” the mother said. “The adult spit in my daughter’s face.”
Police are still investigating the scuffle and are using the videos to identify other people involved.