Santa Clara, California – A haunted house attraction at California’s Great America became the site of a large scale altercation, as approximately 100 teens got into fights and allegedly stole cell phones at the annual Halloween Haunt.
On Saturday afternoon, the fight began with two females, according to park guest Noe Bracamontes, who posted a video of the fight on Snapchat live.
In the video, two girls are exchanging punches when a zapping sound is heard. Bracamontes said he believes a Taser was being used. (Scroll down for videos of the chaos.)
“We heard it and I was like, ‘Is that what I think it is?’ She just started like, tasing the girl. Almost like stabbing her in a way,” said Bracamontes. “It was chaotic. It was hectic.”
After that altercation, according to reports, groups of young teenagers crowded the park, proceeding to engage in a series of fights. The teens “would swarm around to shoot video” of one fight, which “seemed to encourage more fights,” according to CBS News.
Bracamontes explained that the fights began over petty incitements. “Like, ‘Oh, he looked at me weird.’ Or ‘She’s looking at me weird,’” he said. “Somebody bumps into somebody. There’s a lot of people there. Some might take it as disrespectful.”
According to Santa Clara police, some un-involved guests sustained minor injuries, while some reported that their cell phones were stolen during the dust-up.
Bracamontes said the security guards present during the incident were outnumbered. “They didn’t really do anything. I’m pretty sure they were overwhelmed,” he reported.
Police made only two arrests: one juvenile accused of theft, and another individual for public intoxication. They are hoping that video surveillance will lead to additional arrests.
Security at the amusement park has been beefed up following the incident. Raw video can be viewed in the following Instagram post or through the links provided below. (Warning – foul language.)
— Lilian Kim (@liliankim7) October 30, 2017
Got punched in the face, evacuated out from out mazes and it was just all bad. So scared for tomorrow #greatamerica
— Michelle 😈 (@dancerallim) October 29, 2017
— Ana Banana (@Anariica) October 29, 2017
For anyone who went to #GreatAmerica tonight may have experienced the riots. I hope everyone who went are okay and safe.
— Julian Escobar (@ChunkNugget702) October 29, 2017
See the incident recording HERE.
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