A viral video of a family throwing punches at Disneyland over the weekend prompted police to launch an investigation into the brawl, authorities said Monday.
Anaheim police responded to the fight between several family members Saturday in Mickey’s Toontown, police Sgt. Daron Wyatt told The Associated Press.
By the time officers arrived, the family had stopped fighting and officers simply made a report, Wyatt said, adding that the family refused to cooperate with authorities.
On Sunday, cell phone video of the brawl was posted on YouTube and quicky went viral, prompting police to re-open the case.
[Watch the video above. A warning, it’s violent and contains profanity.]
The fight apparently started when a woman spit in her brother’s face. A man in a pink shirt then punches the woman, and a man in a white shirt tries to stop him. The family members throw several punches. At one point, a woman on an electric scooter enters the middle of the fight and is knocked to the ground.
Children can be heard crying on the tape and a woman asks “where’s security for Disney?” Someone else yells “call security.” The man in the pink shirt then begins to hit another woman and park visitors physically restrain him. Several minutes pass before Disneyland security personnel are shown in the video.
A Disneyland spokesperson told the AP violence won’t be tolerated at the park, and the family was asked to leave.
“Any type of violence is inexcusable and will not be tolerated,” Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Liz Jaeger said in a statement. “Those involved were immediately removed from the premises and turned over to the Anaheim Police Department.”