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Fight at Chicopee Denny's restaurant draws YouTube views, but no arrests
Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 10:27 AM Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 1:17 PM
By Elizabeth Roman, The Republican
CHICOPEE - The utterance "YouTube it!" may not rank among the famous last words of John Adams1 or Jane Austen2, but it's all that passes for oratory in a video of a late-night fight at a Denny's restaurant Sunday.
Police said no arrests have been made in connection with the brawl, which involved two men and three women.
Versions of the video were posted to YouTube, MyFox Boston, and Barstool Sports, as well as MassLive.com. At least three versions of the video have racked up over 70,000 views since they were posted to YouTube Sunday and Monday.
Capt. Steven Muise said police responded to a report of an altercation at the restaurant at 467 Memorial Drive at 1:54 a.m. Sunday.
Initial rumors indicated that the fight was over one party's request that the other party pass a container of syrup, which led to the fight being dubbed "Pancake Brawl" in one video.
Muise, however, said two parties had been involved in an argument, allegedly stemming from a traffic incident, in the parking lot outside the restaurant.
The two groups went inside the restaurant where they continued to argue, Muise said, adding that the fight began with an unidentified Hispanic male punching a white male in the head...
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NOTE: None of the videos linked as within the news report are work safe.
There is strong language and depiction of violence. Don't be a dummy and act like you wouldn't expect as much per the condition of the event.
You've been told.
Note the response overall of the other patrons as being anywhere from neutral toward the man being punched to oblivious as others continue to eat their meal as though ignoring this fracas will some how cause the active players to become mute or even to disappear.
These are on the streets members among the jury of our 'peers'. Real world.
Modern times dog eat dogs, pancakes.
If dude who took the punches or either of those girls had happened to be armed not with a gun or a knife but simply a can of stream type (nozzle) OC, the whole thing could have been simma downed inside of seconds upon active threat never mind punches thrown.
Or, simply take the beating and brush off the swelling with an icepack for a day or two.