All hell broke loose at a dog show in Miami on Saturday night, but it was humans who caused the chaos.
In a video shared on social media and reposted by local filmmaker Billy Corben, people are seen throwing wild punches as chairs fly at the Miami Bully Takeover at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel near the Chicago International Airport. Miami.
“Bully Brawl” reads Corben’s post.
The “fun show” was a destination for pet owners, kennels, rescues and vendors to come together. All breeds, not just bulldogs and pitbulls, were welcome.
“The best dogs and handlers from across the country will come to prove who the best dog is,” the Miami Bully Takeover description read on Facebook.
Because the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center is independently owned, a spokesperson for Hilton Hotels said she could not speak on behalf of the property.
But Vivian Pedroso, spokesperson for the event, gave the Miami Herald some context.
She said the fight broke out around 7 p.m. and two women started it for something minor. Things quickly escalated, with others jumping into the fray to get involved.
On another YouTube video of the incident, attendees can be seen complaining before the violence broke out that they wanted some sort of refund.
Pedroso said security guards quickly took control of the situation, people dispersed after about five minutes and no arrests were made. No human or animal injuries have been reported, she added.
The brawl caused the entire show to shut down for the night.
Some commentators on Corben’s post noted the irony that dogs behaved better than owners.
“Even the dogs were like, seriously ?!
Others used to see fights on the Internet.
“Is anyone surprised?” “
Another social media user summed up so many collective sentiments:
“Stuff like that don’t make me want to leave my house …”
This story was originally published 25 October 2021 6:41 pm.