Authorities in California announced Monday that they have reopened an investigation into Saturday’s brawl at Disneyland after a video reportedly capturing the incident went viral on social media.
A video posted to YouTube Sunday appears to show several people fighting at Mickey’s Toontown in front of children and other parkgoers. A spokeswoman for Disneyland Resort told KTLA that the people involved in the fight were removed from the park and handed over to police.
At the beginning of the video, a woman and man in a red T-shirt can be seen arguing when the woman spits on the man, prompting the man to begin striking her. The woman, who had a stroller with her at the time, tells someone to watch her kids before engaging in a physical altercation.
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Another man is then seen engaging in a fistfight with the man in the red T-shirt. A series of fights transpire over the course of several minutes. Cameras were rolling when a woman in a motorized scooter, presumably the man in the red T-shirt’s mother, was knocked down while trying to diffuse the situation when two other women starting fighting.
The man in the red T-shirt was spotted assaulting another woman before he’s taken down by a group of men. Before the video ends, the man can be seen getting up and demanding to know who choked him out as park security swarm the area.
APD is aware of a video going viral of a fight inside @Disneyland on Saturday. We responded to investigate. All parties were from the same family and were uncooperative. A report was taken. There was no video at the time. Now that we have video, the investigation can continue
— Anaheim PD (@AnaheimPD) July 8, 2019
One of three parkgoers who took the man to the ground was reportedly Texas high school football coach Jason Blair. He told KFOX that he and his wife helped the scooter-user off the ground and expressed disappointment that more people didn’t intervene.
“I didn’t understand why people were recording and not helping,” he said. “Without a doubt, I would do it again. When something is not right you have to jump in.”
Anaheim police tweeted that the people involved in Saturday’s scuffle were relatives. They claimed when they initially handled the case they were unaware of the video but have reconvened their investigation in light of the new evidence.
Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt told KTLA, “We didn’t have the luxury of viewing video at that time so we wrote a report to document.”
Wyatt went on to tell the news station that officials are considering filing child endangerment or fighting in public charges against the family.
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[Featured image: YouTube video screengrab]