Video of brawl at Dallas taqueria goes viral
DALLAS, Texas - The video of a wild brawl that broke out at a Dallas Mexican restaurant over the weekend has gone viral, reeling in millions of views.
The fight happened Saturday morning around 2:30 a.m. at the El Paisano Taqueria on Lombardy Lane.
Isael Rojas, the witness who posted live video of the incident on Facebook, believed it started over an argument over chips and salsa.
However, a person who was involved in the fight tells FOX 4 it was all just a misunderstanding that got out of hand.
Regardless, the video has nearly two million views on Facebook and counting.
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It's not the night Cristian Anguiano and his friends had in mind when they stopped for a bite to eat after a night out
“This couple comes in and accidentally bumps into the girl,” he explained. “I don't know if they knew each other or not. They started exchanging words with each other.”
After that, Anguiano says the argument quickly escalated.
“Like 0 to 100 really fast,” he said. “One thing back to back to back.”
The video shows men throwing punches, women pulling hair and someone starts throwing chairs. By the time firefighters arrived five minutes later, the restaurant was nearly cleared out. Tables were left overturned and salsa left all over the floor.
Anguiano is the guy seen in the gray t-shirt in the middle of it all in the video. He says he was trying to pull people apart but ended up getting involved.
“I get close and try to pull her away again. And that's when he pushes me,” he explained. “That's when they started trying to hit her. So that's when I started going off on the dude.”
Soon after that, restaurant furniture and fixtures went flying.
Rojas is still amazed at how quickly his video of the fight reached millions of hits.
“This is just one of those things I decided to share and it just spread like wildfire,” he said.”I was just like whoa, that was crazy.”
Anguiano says the fight is not something he's proud of.
“If I could go back in time, I'd wish I didn't go there that night,” he said. “I'm completely sorry about what happened at the restaurant. I really don't know what to say. I'm just sorry.”
Anguiano says he had a busted lip, some scratches, bumps and bruises. However, no one was seriously injured.
Dallas police say since no one involved in the fight wanted to file assault charges, no arrests will be made. Police weren’t able to file any disorderly conduct charges since officers didn’t arrive until after the fight was over.
The restaurant owner did not want to comment on camera, but said it was most likely just drunken stupidity.