A fight broke out at a restaurant in Arkansas over people getting too close, but it appears they got much closer during the brawl.
Video shows four people arguing at the Saltgrass Steak House in Little Rock, Arkansas, Saturday night.
However, according to a police report obtained by TMZ, the fight broke out when one customer complained about others getting too close for comfort and claimed someone had coughed on her.
The black woman in the video claimed a white man, wearing the USA shirt, and his friends were not staying six feet away from her. When she told them to practice social distancing, they began harassing her.
Accounts of what happened vary, but tensions escalated into an all-out brawl involving almost everyone in the restaurant.
A black couple had to defend themselves against 10+ racists while trying to enjoy dinner and following COVID-19 guidelines at Saltgrass in Little Rock, AR! Allegedly the group of people, harassed, spit, cursed, hit, pushed, and poked them multiple times before a fight ensued. pic.twitter.com/zK5A94qxMo
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) June 30, 2020
At one point, a man at the bar smashed a bottle over another man’s head. Seth Crews was at the restaurant with his brother when they heard screams coming from the bar.
“All the restaurant employees were trying to help; they were just in shock, Iike the rest of us,” he said. “The guy came up and was touching in his back and giving him a little shove, and he just wasn’t taking it, and that’s when it all started.”
Two of the men were cited for battery, and everyone else was released without arrest.
“I think if someone is telling you to stay away from them, you probably shouldn’t get near them, and maybe if you don’t want to get coronavirus, don’t go to a restaurant,” Crews said.