Chinatown restaurant brawl video goes viral
Published Thursday, January 5, 2012 8:49AM EST
For several minutes patrons tossed plates and other projectiles at each other before fleeing.
The restaurant suffered considerable damage and two people inside the restaurant were injured.
One refused treatment and the other was brought to hospital with minor injuries.
Police say they got several calls about the brawl, but they aren't likely to press any charges relating to the melee, despite racial overtones: the video is titled "Chinese vs Blacks."
Officers arrived at 3:55 a.m. on Jan. 1, after the battle ended.
Neither those involved in the brawl nor the restaurant itself appeared interested in pressing charges, so there will be no further police investigation in the incident.
A restaurant official who did not wish to be identified said that the establishment suffered about $20,000 in damages.
"I don't know what they argued for," he said. "All of sudden he just stand up on the chair and start flying all the dishes all the cups."
The expenses will be considerable.
"We have to replace all the chairs and tables, we have to repaint the whole restaurant and you can see that some of the wall is broken and the we have to change the carpet."
The video originally gained traction on a website called World Star Hip Hop, which has posted several other fight videos that have gone viral.
Watch the video below.
Warning: it contains violence and offensive language. Viewer discretion advised.