A baby shower in Massachusetts turned dangerous as a feud turned into a 200-person, full-fledged brawl.
The shower was organized at Club Luiz De Cameos, in Stoughton, in a hall rented for festivities, Daily Mail reports. 20 minutes before midnight, a fight broke out among those attending the party and several people who arrived unannounced.
“We’re working to see if alcohol was a primary factor, who were the party goers,” Stoughton Police Executive Officer Robert Devine says.
4 arrests have been made following the fight. According to law enforcement officials, 3 adults and a minor were charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, obstruction of justice and intimidation of a witness.
Among those are 24-year-old Paulo Pires Depina and 22-year-old Aderito Lopes Deandrade of Brockton, and an unnamed 14-year-old boy.
“The behavior was appalling. It was absolutely appalling. There’s just no other way to put it. [..] The worst part was there was a lot of children.
“Our officers were concerned about the safety of the little ones, while the people who were fighting apparently could have cared less. They were swinging chairs and smashing bottles,” Devine describes.
Police struggled to evacuate party attendants from the premises, having parents remove their children from the facility.
“Despite the danger they were in, they went with the less lethal option. [...] The officers exercised extreme restraint. They had every right in the world to be in fear for their safety.
“It was a chaotic scene. It was probably one of the more dangerous ones they’ve been in. It was a baby shower. The baby’s father wasn’t any help. He was arguing with us that this was his party and no one was leaving,” officer Devine explains.