A violent family fight erupted in Disneyland over the holiday weekend and it was all caught on video. It took Disneyland security over three minutes to respond, but shocked parkgoers were able to intervene and stop it before the authorities arrived. The Anaheim, California park is known for its robust security, but they may have been busy dealing with something else in a different area of the park at the time. Parkgoers can be seen calling the police and cast members can also be seen quickly calling security.
It's unclear why the unidentified family started the fight, which took place in Mickey's Toontown. Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt says the family was "uncooperative" when questioned and no arrests were made, due to there not being any video footage at the time. With that being said, a video of the fight has been released, which will help out the police in their investigation "Now that we have the video, detectives will be following up to see if any criminal charges can be filed," Wyatt said.
The fight started verbally, but quickly escalated into a physical brawl that involved both men and women. A man and woman can be seen arguing over a stroller with two children in it. Things get ugly as the unidentified man in a red shirt begins to take a swing at the woman. He hits her multiple times before another man gets involved and the two trade blows. Disney Parkgoers can be seen taking their children to get away from the mess, while a sizable crowd watches in horror as the fight continues. At one point in the hysteria, a woman in a motorized scooter tries to intervene, only to get knocked to the ground. The man can be heard saying, "I'm ready to go to jail tonight," repeatedly. He also identifies himself as a Crip in the video.
The first unidentified man in red keeps the fight going and targets another female who he brutally hits in the face multiple times and then drags her across the pavement by the hair because he thinks she hit his mother. It's at this point that some male park visitors take the unidentified man down to the ground and away from the woman. He can be seen in a chokehold on the ground and appears to briefly pass out for a moment. Finally, Disneyland security shows up, but it was already way too late.
Per Los Angeles Times, Disneyland has not yet released a statement on the matter. Luckily everything was caught on video, which will greatly help the Anaheim police department in their investigation into the issue. However, the children involved in the altercation and the others who witnessed it, will probably remember it for the rest of their lives. You can watch the video in its entirety below, but you should be warned that it is very graphic and disturbing to see.