A day of last-minute Easter shopping turned bloody when a fist fight broke out at a California Wal-Mart.
The brawl resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Dashean Antwan Wages, one of the suspects who remained in the store. He was charged with battery with serious injuries and was held pending a $100,000 bail.
The fight, which occurred on the evening of April 15 at the superstore location in Hesperia, California, started when a White woman and a Black woman got into a heated argument that quickly turned into a physical altercation.
“They were just pointing fingers, pushing each other,” customer Teri Nycum, who said she witnessed and filmed the fight from the checkout line. “They just started fighting.”
A Wal-Mart employee told VVNG that the situation quickly got out of hand when the women’s husbands got involved.
“The woman’s husband tried to get the other girl off of his wife and then the other woman’s husband jumped in and knocked out the White man.”
Several onlookers caught the confrontation on video and posted the footage online. Those clips show a woman falling to the ground, as woman swings at somebody. A man then hits another man in a red shirt before a third man, wearing a gray shirt, punches the man in the red and knocks him out cold.
One man was transported to the hospital after emergency responders found him unresponsive in a pool of blood, VVNG notes. Wal-Mart told the station that they had a crew come out in hazmat suits to clean blood and vomit off the floor.
Nycum told WABC that store employees did nothing to stop the fight.
“Security was nowhere to be found,” Nycum told WABC. “The employees were just watching. I think they should have at least helped the guy a little more.”
During the brawl, an 11-year-old girl was hurt when she got thrown into the melee and reportedly had the wind knocked out of her.
“She was sore,” the girl’s grandparent told VVNG. “Scared. I guess when the men started fighting one guy got uppercut and she watched his eyes go to the back of his head as he fell.”
The man in the gray shirt was later identified as Wages, reports WABC. Authorities have no information about the man in the red.
WARNING: video contains graphic violence.