Wrestlemania came five days too late at Resorts World New York as hundreds of people got involved in a huge late-night brawl that witnesses said started because of an unruly line at a daiquiri stand. Hundreds of people witnessed the fracas as punches and chairs flew with reckless abandon last Friday night, right smack in the middle of the grand opening of a Fat Tuesday bar.
Multiple reports indicate that the melee started after two women who were part of a massive line of humanity queuing up to score iced daiquiris ended up at each other’s throats. Their respective friends immediately got involved and it turned into a full-scale donnybrook as guests scampered to get whatever foreign objects they could get their hands on. About the only thing missing was WWE referee, although with the sheer size of the melee, no amount of zebras could’ve contained the situation.
But casino security managed to get the brawl under control as three men were arrested in its aftermath. According to the New York Post, Andrew Rivers and Jovan Bovell, both 23 years old, were charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental administration while 30-year old Marcus Steward was issued two summonses for disorderly conduct.
“The safety of our patrons is Resorts World’s top priority, and there is absolutely no room for this kind of behavior at our facility,” a spokesman for the Genting-operated casino said in a statement immediately following the incident. “We are reviewing all aspects of this unfortunate event and are fully committed to taking steps to ensure similar acts do not take place ever again.”
Meanwhile, New York police officers are also looking for a man who allegedly fired a gun in the casino’s parking lot the same night. According to reports, NYPD detectives have identified 22-year old Jaquan Roberts as the gunman who fired shots outside the casino.
Cops managed to ID Roberts after obtaining a surveillance video from the parking lot and then using facial recognition software. It is important to note that cops have determined that the brawl inside the casino and Roberts’ gun-firing escapade outside the casino were not related to each other.