Brutal Disneyland Brawl Results in Felony Charges After Video Goes Viral

July 23, 2019 Updated: July 23, 2019

Felony charges have been filed against a group of people who were involved in a viral fight at Disneyland in Southern California earlier this month.

Three adults involved in the melee were charged, KTLA reported on July 23.

The video showed the brawl, which featured a man throwing punches at apparent female members of his family, in front of children while cartoonish music played in the background. A parkgoer captured the footage.

“The Orange County District Attorney’s Office does not tolerate domestic violence or child endangerment anywhere,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer in a statement.

The man in pink who was throwing punches was reportedly identified as 35-year-old Avery Robinson, and he was charged with domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon, TMZ reported. Overall, he faces five felonies and nine misdemeanors for the incident, according to reports.

His child was in the midst of the fight along with three other children, so he was charged with child abuse and child endangerment, the station reported.

Robinson, who is from Las Vegas, also allegedly threatened to kill a relative as he was led out of the park. He also hit an employee with his car, the report said.

Robinson faces as many as seven years in prison.

His sister, 40-year-old Andrea Nicole Robinson of Compton, was charged with five misdemeanors, including battery and assault. She faces 2 and a half years in jail if convicted, KTLA reported.

Daman Petrie of Compton was charged with one misdemeanor count of battery, officials said. He could face as many as six months in jail.

“Several Disneyland guests repeatedly intervened in an attempt to stop the violence, including picking up at least one of the children in the group to get the child out of harm’s way and putting Avery Robinson in a chokehold. The family was asked to leave Disneyland and escorted by Disneyland security back to a parking structure to retrieve their vehicles,” the DA’s office said in a statement.

In a statement, a Disneyland spokesperson told ABC7: “Any type of violence is inexcusable and will not be tolerated. Those involved were immediately removed from the premises and turned over to the Anaheim Police Department.”

Other details about the case are not clear.

Denial

The family initially claimed that nothing happened, said the Anaheim Police Department.

“The parties involved all denied anything occurred and we were not there to witness it,” the department said on July 8. “The videos that were not available at the moment [now] make things clear and the case has been presented to prosecutors.”

According to Fox News, the department said it was aware of the melee and attempted to initiate an investigation. However, due to the uncooperative nature of the parties involved, they couldn’t do anything.

A Twitter user told the department: “This is a joke. You had many eyewitnesses. Disneyland has cameras.”
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