Brawl breaks out at Jack Cleveland Casino over food order

October 1, 2018

Brawl breaks out at Jack Cleveland Casino over food order

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A fight broke out Saturday at the Jack Cleveland Casino in downtown Cleveland after a couple refused to wait for two women to complete their food order two minutes before the casino’s kitchen closed, according to police.

The fight happened about 4:30 a.m. Saturday. A 21-year-old woman suffered a broken wrist and injuries to her face, shoulder and hip. Her 21-year-old friend suffered injuries to her face, hand, ribs and neck, police said.

No arrests were made in the case. Jack Casino security gave Cleveland police a video of the brawl, according to police.

The two friends told police they were standing in line at a kiosk ordering food. An employee told the duo they needed to hurry up and order because the kitchen closed in two minutes, according to police reports.

A man and woman standing behind the two women became impatient, police reports say. The man shoved one of the women out of the way, police reports say.

The 21-year-old woman said she turned to the couple and said: “You don’t need to put your hands on me,” according to police.

The man replied that he didn’t consider what he did to be “putting hands on,” police reports say. “But this is,” the man said before attacking the women, according to police reports. 

He then shoved her hard, causing the woman to fly “across the room,” police reports say.

The 21-year-old woman’s friend went to help her friend and the other woman stepped in and started fighting. 

The man grabbed the other 21-year-old woman, choked her with both hands, punched her in the face and threw her to the ground, police reports say.

The couple left, and was not arrested at the time, but casino security gave police the name of the man they believe attacked the women, according to police.

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