Queens Daiquiri Bar Closes After Massive Brawl
New Yorkers seem to be really big on huge fights in public areas. On Friday night, a new Fat Tuesday location had to close its doors just five hours after its grand opening as patrons began brawling, tossing chairs and tables, and being generally rowdy and reckless.
A four hundred-person mass brawl broke out Friday night at a casino in Queens.
Patrons at a bar opening inside the Resorts World Casino, next to JFK airport, reportedly turned on one another around 10pm.
Video of the fight sees a crowd of people erupting from a bar area, punching, kicking, shouting and re-purposing casino decorations as weapons.
According to the New York Daily News, the fight shown in the brief video clip snowballed until some four hundred people were fighting. It is not clear why the fight started.
The carnage spilled out into the parking lots, where police and security guards tried to calm things down. Ambulances could be seen outside tending to the wounded, which included guards and officers.
Police told the News that four people were arrested, and will be charged in due course. NYPD sources suggested that the violence was gang-related.
Apparently, this Casino has been a source of trouble pretty much since it opened. According to NYDN:
The fight isn’t the first time that all hell has broken loose at the relatively new cacino.
Less than six months after opening a brazen thief slipped a note to a teller and walked away with $63,000 in cash. In November, a crook followed an 88-year-old gambler all the way to his house, 10 miles from the betting parlor, and robbed him of $1,000 in prize money. And in February, a gambling granny locked her 5-year-old granddaughter in her car while she hit the slots.
Yikes. Maybe that Casino’s days are numbered…