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Bizarre All-Out Brawl At New York Mall’s Beef Jerky Outlet Store On Christmas Eve Captured On Video

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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: 

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.

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.


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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McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.