Even their kids couldn't stop these folks from fighting!
Over the years, Walmart has turned into a clearinghouse for weird human behavior as much as it is a den of low-priced groceries and home goods. There’s whole blogs and books dedicated to the people and products people have seen throughout the store’s aisles. Back in the days of Vine (RIP), it was a default backdrop for odd stunts. Even so, this massive brawl in a Union, New Jersey Walmart is shocking.
While the fight between the two couples is something to see just for the amount of blows landed, what really sends this fight into absurd territory is the fact that the children of the fighting adults were on hand and trying to break up their parents.
As the women and men square off, you can see their small children trying to jump in between them and stop the brawl. They are unsuccessful. Even the shouts of other customers reminding them that their children are right there isn’t enough to quell the fight. The brawl doesn’t stop until several of Walmart’s bigger employees stand in between the fighters and pull them apart.
The cause of the fight near the shop’s jewelry section is unknown.
“We cannot definitively say why the fight broke out,” Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson said when reached for comment by NJ Advance Media.
Crowson added that the police were not called as both couples quickly left the store.
A Magnet For Fights
The fight is the second wild Walmart fight to achieve viral status in the last month. A scrap over back-to-school supplies in Novi, Michigan ended when one pair of shoppers pulled a gun on another. The cross-generation shoving match — featuring a pair of 32 and 46-year-old women squaring up on a 20-year-old and her 51-year-old mother — started over something that might seem incredibly trivial, but not in the heat of back-to-school shopping season. A handgun was pulled over a discounted notebook.
“They began to argue who was the rightful purchaser of that notebook,” Novi Police Det. Scott Baetens told a local Fox affiliate. “There was one left, some pushing resulted.”
The fight escalated with no one deciding to give up on the notebook. One duo grabbed a 20-year-old’s hair and shoved her mother out of the way. At that point, the mother pulled a gun and waved it at the women.
“She pulled out her firearm and tells them to stop attacking her daughter while pointing the gun at them,” Baetens explained.
As you might imagine, the fight quickly ended.
All of the women involved could be facing charges, depending on who started the fight and whether or not the gun-waver can claim they were acting in self-defense.
“A simple assault could be just a local ordinance, a 90-day misdemeanor,” Baetens said. “All the way up to felonious assault with a firearm, which is a felony.”
And after all that, no one knows who came away with the notebook.
Watch The Clip
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