A video has gone viral on Twitter of a group of at least ten people in an over-the-top brawl at Albany’s Crossgates Mall in upstate New York.
In the video, the people are already punching and fighting as someone starts filming. Shortly after the video starts, the group migrates into a nearby store, The Beef Jerky Outlet.
There are immediate cries from a store employee:
“Get out of the store! Out of the store!”
But despite the employee’s attempts at telling the people to leave, the group ended up at the back wall, slamming into each other and knocking over a large amount of the store’s back wall display. The group appeared to single out one person in the group, in particular, their body slamming back against the back display wall repeatedly and knocking large amounts of product onto the floor.
By the end of the video, the group had moved again across the store, back toward the front. They knocked over a large display table, flipping the table on its side and spilling the contents all over the floor.
The same person was targeted through this, their body hitting the table and causing it to flip over.
You can watch the video here:
SHIT JUST GOT ACTIVE AT THE MALL pic.twitter.com/VeoSrRuuE2
— GLOCK (@GlockRivers) December 24, 2019
The police were called to the mall on Tuesday due to the large fight. However, the group of people so far have not been publicly identified.
We have so many questions, but so far none have been answered.
It’s unclear if they were removed from the mall or arrested with any charges, or if they will be, despite the disturbance and the damages they may have caused. It also hasn’t been reported if the Beef Jerky Outlet sustained damages or lost products.
But you CAN beat your fellow shoppers.
— TypsyGypsyDance (@TypsyGypsyDance) December 25, 2019
Twitter has been totally confused by the random, loud outburst at Albany’s Crossgates Mall, wondering how so many people got involved or how so much damage happened.
Some were really disgusted by the group’s behavior.
Others pointed out that this is exactly why some people do their shopping online and avoid going to public places as much as possible.
Believe it or not, two months ago I had same reaction when they told me they were sold out of @BlueOxJerky
— John Stamosdef (@LLBoolJayy) December 26, 2019
Now you know why people order from Amazon, don’t go to the movies anymore and generally isolate themselves in gated communities and purchase home defense weapons.
— Scott Simon (@ScottSi69322303) December 26, 2019
— Javy (@Friendo699) December 26, 2019
— tony stank (@TonyStankowitz) December 26, 2019
Me: “Damn they wilding out over there”
Also me picking up beef jerky: pic.twitter.com/YsAHjmcK6p
— 🌬🎹Ashleysoulbeats🥶🎶 (@_Ashleysoul) December 25, 2019
So much for holiday spirit.
Since the identities of these individuals remain unclear, there’s also no way of knowing what may have caused the fight.
Hopefully, they were able to set aside their differences and experience a little holiday cheer.
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