Families were forced to leave a water park after a massive brawl broke out between two families at Raging Waters in Sacramento, CA.
According to police, 35-year old Christopher Neves from Modesto, CA is in a medically induced coma as a result of the brawl.
Fox 4-KC reports – The melee, involving about 40 people, started as a dispute between two families over a beach towel, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Everest Robillard, chief of the Cal Expo Police Department, confirmed they received reports of the altercation around 3:30 p.m. Sunday inside the park.
Video footage showing families running from the water park were shared on Twitter.
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“One person was down on the ground semi-unconscious,” Robillard said. “We provided CPR and first aid on the scene.”
Robillard confirmed the man injured is 35-year-old Christopher Neves from Modesto. Neves didn’t have a heartbeat when officers found him, but paramedics used CPR to get his heart beating again, Robillard said. Neves, along with his mother, was rushed to an area hospital.
“(His mother) wasn’t assaulted, she was just emotionally excited about it, had asthma, seizure,” he said.
“We came here, having a great time. Unfortunately, it ended soon,” park-goer Gonzalo Bustante told KTXL. He described seeing a “big group yelling back and forth to each other and they started getting a little physical.”
Bustante was with his family when he saw two large groups with more than a dozen people on each side getting into a huge brawl.
“Next thing I see a chair getting broken over some guy’s head,” he explained.
Is it no longer safe to take families to large, family-oriented parks in California? Aren’t these places supposed to be safe havens where families can come together to enjoy special times with each other?
Last month, we reported about a massive brawl that took place inside Disneyland, also known as the “Happiest place on earth,” in Anaheim, CA.
A massive brawl broke out on Saturday, July 6th, in Disneyland’s Toontown that involved men, women, screaming children, and a disabled granny who was thrown to the ground when she tried to intercede. Almost as disturbing as the video itself is how long it took Disneyland security to get to the scene. For three minutes, the violent brawl continued, including a man wearing a red t-shirt, who can be seen repeatedly punching, slapping, and pulling the hair of a woman who was pushing a stroller. Small children can be heard in the video crying, and the woman videotaping the melee can be heard laughing when the disabled granny is thrown to the ground.
KTLA News reports – Anaheim police on Monday said they’re continuing their investigation of a violent fight involving members of the same family visiting Disneyland after a video of the brawl surfaced online.
The footage, recorded at Mickey’s Toontown on Saturday, shows two men and two women throwing punches at each other near at least three young children, two of them in a stroller.
Several people tried to intervene and stop the altercation, as other parkgoers, including children, appeared stunned.
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Park security eventually arrived to stop the fight. It’s unclear how much time passed before they got to the scene.
“We do not condone this behavior,” a Disneyland official said in a statement.
On Monday, Anaheim police said everyone involved in the fight belongs to the same family and that they were uncooperative when officers responded to the scene.
What do you think about these massive family brawls in family parks? Did Disneyland handle this violent confrontation properly? Does it make you feel any less safe at their parks seeing how slowly they respond to a very violent and threatening situation? Should the guests at Disneyland have had to jump in to prevent the women from being beaten by this man? Tell us what you think about this situation in the comment section below.