The prevalence of video from each of our phones has created a criminal case for people visiting Disneyland’s Toontown. A viral video that shows a fight breaking out at the popular theme park has prompted an investigation by police in Anaheim, Calif.
In a statement Monday, the Anaheim Police Department said everyone involved in the incident is part of the same family and that it is looking at the potential for filing criminal charges.
The Department tweeted: “APD is aware of a video going viral of a fight inside @Disneyland on Saturday. We responded to investigate. All parties were from the same family and were uncooperative. A report was taken. There was no video at the time. Now that we have video, the investigation can continue”
The incident took place Saturday, with the video surfacing the next day.
In the video, a man in a red shirt and a woman in a white shirt are seen yelling at each other as two young children sit in a stroller nearby. The woman appears to spit in the man’s face. He then hits her in the face multiple times.
The woman then asks someone to “hold my daughters.” While that happens, the man in the red shirt starts a fight with another man who was previously uninvolved but standing in the same group.
Several other people then get involved in the fight while children are heard crying in the background and someone yells to “call security.”
At one point, a woman in an electric scooter attempts to stand up and intervene but is knocked to the ground.
Disneyland security arrives shortly thereafter and breaks up the fight, and the family disperses.
The initial video lasted more than four minutes and garnered more than 1.3 million views. As of Monday evening, the original video appeared to have been blocked on YouTube but had been reshared across social media.
*WARNING: This video contains explicit language.* A video posted to YouTube on Sunday captured a violent fight that broke out at Disneyland. https://t.co/uJQ23MF822 📹: SJP35 Productions pic.twitter.com/lotZyt6Elr— FOX 5 San Diego (@fox5sandiego) July 8, 2019
A spokesperson from Disneyland told The Orange County Register that those involved were immediately escorted from the park.
“Any type of violence is inexcusable and will not be tolerated,” Liz Jaeger said in a statement to the Register. “Those involved were immediately removed from the premises and turned over to the Anaheim Police Department.”