Police Probe Wild Melee Caught On Tape
Viral clip shows women brawling at Florida gas station
JANUARY 11--Prompted by a viral video showing a wild, all-female brawl outside a Florida gas station, cops have launched a probe to identify and possibly arrest the combatants, some of whom had clothing ripped off during the melee.
Detectives believe that the wild fracas outside a RaceTrac gas station in Ocala occurred at about 2:20 AM on December 30, and involved eight “primary participants,” according to an Ocala Police Department report. The video, which has some fleeting nudity, can be viewed above.
Nobody called 911 to report the melee as it unfolded, so cops first learned of the fight when the video appeared on YouTube and other web sites.
A police review of the clip notes that, “all of the females began striking at one another with open and closed fists.” As the brawl continued, “Several of the females involved lose articles of clothing revealing their breasts, buttocks, and genitalia.” At the video’s end, five women are seen “dancing and yelling as if to celebrate some type of victory. One female even goes as far as standing on the hood of a car as she dances.”
One battler is so vigorously throwing haymakers that her dress slides up her torso to reveal the woman's thong-adorned rear. Another combatant, who did not fare as well, had her dress nearly ripped off during the confrontation. At the fight’s conclusion, the RaceTrac’s parking lot is dotted with wigs and hair extensions torn off during the fight.
The report notes that investigators have developed “several leads” with regard to the identity of brawl participants, who police believe are between 20 and 30 years old. A police spokesperson estimated that cops will know within a few days whether they will be able to make arrests in the case. (2 pages)