VIRAL VIDEO: Weddings end in wild brawl

Posted on: 4:27 pm, October 8, 2012, by

PHILADELPHIA — What started with a pair of weddings at a fancy hotel ended with cops swarming the lobby arresting at least four people.

It was anything but bliss on this wedding night in Philadelphia.

Guests of two separate wedding parties ended up duking it out and 15-year-old Max Schultz got it all on tape.

“I was actually, actually up on the second floor watching,” he said.

He was a guest at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel and caught the wild brawl on his cell phone.

“They just started punching each other and hitting each other,” he said.

By the time Philadelphia police arrived, they said 75 to 100 people were fighting.

Schultz said, “The police came in and just started clubbing people.”

Officers said they were outnumbered and called for backup twice.

Investigators said they believe the melee originally started among members of one wedding party but then someone reportedly from the second wedding party was hit with something and the situation went downhill from there.

At one point, a bride is seen falling to the ground.

Several people were injured and one man, believed to be an uncle of a bride, died of a heart attack.

Police arrested several people for disorderly conduct and more arrests could come after a night of celebration that disintegrated into chaos.

The Sheraton released a statement saying they were cooperating with the police investigation and offered condolences.

-Frances Kuo, NBC

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