Cops Probe IHOP Melee Caught On Tape
South Carolina pancake house trashed in wild brawl
JANUARY 25--South Carolina cops are attempting to identify the participants in a wild brawl early Saturday at an International House of Pancakes, video of which has gone viral online.
As seen in the below clip--which includes some cursing--the female combatants are seen punching and wrestling with each other as tables are toppled. At one point, a woman picks up a coffee pot and strikes another woman in the head while she is being pinned to a table. Later, a man is seen swinging a cane at the woman who was struck with the coffee pot. The woman, adopting a lion tamer’s pose, picks up a chair and tosses it at the cane wielder.
When Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived at the IHOP at 5:10 AM, the fight participants had already departed. And despite the restaurant having been wrecked by the brawlers, security and management “did not want to pursue any charges on the incident,” according to a sheriff's report.
However, investigators are “making a diligent effort” to “identify all parties involved,” according to Barbara Walters, the interim sheriff. Walters told TSG that investigators were conducting interviews and piecing together the names (some of which are street names) of those involved in an attempt to make arrests. (1 page)