Raw Video Massive Wedding Brawl, Bride Decked By Police, One Guest Dead
Published on Oct 7, 2012 by LiveLeaking
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Wedding guest dies of heart attack after brawl breaks out
Update: Philadelphia police said the melee was
not only between guests from the same wedding party but also between
guests from two separate wedding parties. Both feuds started in the
hotel bar, police said.
"There was an issue with a lot of alcohol fueling the fight," said police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers.
Two summary citations for disorderly conduct were issued to men in
their late 20s, Evers said. A third man - the one whom police hit with a
baton in the video - remains behind bars. Police are deciding whether
to charge him with assault on an officer and Evers said, "It's
definitely leaning that way."
A man died of heart attack after an all-out brawl broke out at a
Society Hill wedding early this morning, and part of the melee was
caught on video.
Police had little information on the fight, which occurred during a
wedding at the Society Hill Sheraton on Second and Walnut streets, but a
video posted by a hotel guest to YouTube this morning shows a chaotic
scene with guests fighting police and a woman letting out blood-curdling
At least seven police officers can be seen on the video, one of whom repeatedly uses his baton to strike a wedding guest.
The person who took the video, who says that it's his birthday and he
wishes the wedding guests would just go to bed, at one point asks "Did
they just deck the bride?"
Police said a 57-year-old guest, reported to be the uncle of the
bride, was found unconscious outside of the wedding at 2:06 a.m. He was
taken to Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of a
heart attack at 2:51 a.m