Family involved in Disneyland fight denies it ever happened

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It’s only been a few days since a violent fight broke out at Disneyland’s Toontown, but even after a video of the fight went viral online, the family that was allegedly involved denies it ever happened.

Police are currently investigating a violent fight that broke out over the weekend involving a family visiting Mickey’s Toontown, a land in Disneyland that caters to the entertainment of toddlers and young children. The video went viral shortly after it was posted on July 7 and shows a man punching a woman in the face after she spat on him during an argument. The video, taken by a bystander, shows the entire fight as well as other bystanders in the surrounding area. Police report that the family was “uncooperative” with police when authorities were called into the park after the fight took place. According to Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt, because there was no video documentation of the fight available at the time police arrived at the theme park, no arrests were immediately made. Now, the family involved is denying that the fight ever took place at all.

The Anaheim Police Department shared the recent development in the investigation on Twitter:

Since the fight occurred, we have learned that all of the people involved were members of the same family, and even though there is video proof of the altercation, those involved are denying that the fight happened. This week, the Anaheim police presented the case to the Orange County District Attorney’s office for review and prosecution.

When asked if fights like this one commonly occur at Disneyland, the police department said, “it does happen when families get together in the heat and get irritated with each other.”

Since the fight occurred over this past weekend, Disneyland has issued a public statement via Twitter, sharing that any type of violence at Disneyland is “inexcusable and will not be tolerated.”

According to Fox5 San Diego, a spokesman for the Anaheim city attorney’s office shared that decision on whether to file charges in the case will come after police finish their investigation.

Source: Fox5 San Diego

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