Video shows brawl involving child at Edison Mall
A video posted to social media depicts a brawl between people outside a Victoria’s Secret store.
The video shows a woman in a bright pink shirt being kicked, stomped and punched by a group of other women, then chasing after them and exchanging blows. One woman wheels a small child in a stroller into the midst of the fight and kicks at another woman.
The Florida Department of Children and Families has opened a child protection investigation into the fight, DCF spokeswoman Natalie Harrell said. DCF hasn’t had prior contact with the child or the mother.
The fight took place around 6:42 p.m. Sunday, according to a Fort Myers Police Department report. A woman identified as a victim of the fight told police she believes it was retaliation for the death of Samuel Jones, 22, who was shot and killed Friday as part of a double-homicide in Lehigh Acres.
The confrontation lasted less than a minute before security broke it up. It’s unclear if any arrests have been made.
A racially charged comment about the fight briefly appeared on the Facebook page of the wife of a Lee County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, who said her account was hacked. The sheriff’s office is investigating that post, Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said Monday.
See the original video of the fight below: