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Snack vendor is filmed waving bag of POPCORN as huge brawl erupts at college game


A popcorn vendor was filmed selling her wares as a huge brawl erupted at a college football game. 

The woman was seen offering treats as three different fights erupted at the Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California, on Saturday as Fresno State and Boise State battled it out on the field.

Boise ended up winning the game 40-14 – but the action in the stands was arguably even more enthralling than the sporting drama, with clips of the violent tiff since shared widely on social media.    

Five fans were arrested in Fresno State’s 40-14 loss to Boise State that was played before a sellout crowd at Bulldog Stadium.

It is unclear what started the fight, although cops say alcohol was a factor, and one eyewitness claimed that an exchange of insults ended up spiraling into physical violence.  

Perpetrators of the fight can be seen falling at least five feet from the stands and onto the concrete path in front of a stadium worker.

In a video tweeted by @DavidSuarez, fans could be seen engaged in an absolutely massive fight during the 40-14 blowout win for Boise State on Saturday night

A snack vendor waved a bag of popcorn as the off-pitch spectacle unfolded

A snack vendor waved a bag of popcorn as the off-pitch spectacle unfolded 

Fresno State Police Sgt. Carlos Frausto, who is the officer in charge during football games, said all of the incidents were alcohol-related and took place on the northeast end of the stadium   

In a video tweeted by user @DavidSuarez, a couple of people could be seen taking part in a massive brawl before falling at least five feet from the stands and onto the concrete path in front of a stadium worker. 

Eventually, the brawl spills onto the field, just beyond the back of the north end one, where police pinned the man to the ground.    

Five individuals were arrested in Fresno State¿s 40-14 loss to Boise State that was played before a sellout crowd. Pictured: Boise State running back George Holani, front, runs by Fresno State defenders during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno

Five individuals were arrested in Fresno State’s 40-14 loss to Boise State that was played before a sellout crowd. Pictured: Boise State running back George Holani, front, runs by Fresno State defenders during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno

Among the two arrests, one person was charged with a felony, related to another fight involving at least 10 people on the ramp at the north end of the stadium.

‘During the course of that disturbance, one of the subjects that was fighting was being taken into custody by a Fresno Police officer,’ Frausto said. ‘And the father of the individual that was being taken into custody pulled that officer away from his son, impeding the officer’s efforts to arrest this individual.

‘He was arrested as a result of that. … Impeding a police officer during the performance of his duties … is a felony.’

Besides the arrests of the father and his son, two others were detained, including one for public intoxication, Frausto added. 

A fifth person was arrested in another incident that also came close to the field. The man needed medical attention due to severe intoxication, Frausto said. He was then arrested and released to a family member to seek further medical attention.

Meanwhile, the third fight was seen from different sections of the stadium as several blue and red shirts swung punches at one another. At the end of the video, a vendor can be seen going up the stands, trying to sell popcorn to those who are entertained by the incident.

The man needed medical attention due to severe intoxication, Frausto said. He was then arrested and released to a family member to seek further medical attention.

‘This is probably the most active that we’ve been in our games this year,’ Frausto said. ‘Fortunately, we were there in time to prevent any further injury to anybody. 

‘The lucky part is nobody was injured as a result of any of these disturbances due to the quick response from our personnel, the Fresno Police Department, who are here to assist us during this event, as well as the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.’ 

There were 41,043 people attending Saturday’s game, making it the first Fresno State sellout since 2014.

People who watched the game on TV took to social media during and after the game to express their thoughts on the fights, with one user seeing the funny side to the brawls.

One twitter affiliated with Fresno State said that 'we can't even sell out a game without 10 fights happening'

One twitter affiliated with Fresno State said that ‘we can’t even sell out a game without 10 fights happening’

Another fan took a different approaching, sharing that his daughter was in the crowd when the three brawls broke out

Another fan took a different approaching, sharing that his daughter was in the crowd when the three brawls broke out 

A mother shared that it took 'forever' for security and police to stop the fights and that one fan even had a knife on them while children were in attendance

A mother shared that it took ‘forever’ for security and police to stop the fights and that one fan even had a knife on them while children were in attendance

‘Fresno state fans wildin,’ user @_DomTheCak wrote on Twitter. ‘We can’t even sell out a game without 10 fights happening.

Others, however, were more alarmed about the atmosphere inside the stadium.

‘It is what it is bro just hard for me to take it. Had my lil girl with me so what was I going to do man. I’ve been to a lot of games never had a problem still #GoDogs.’

One fan, who was at the game, said children in attendance were ‘scared’ and ‘crying’ and that the incidents reminded her of the ‘Fresno of the 90s’.  

‘Enjoying #FresnoState until a big fight broke out. Took forever for security and PD to stop it. Guy had a knife. Lots of scared & crying kids. Felt like Fresno of the 90s. Not so cool. Better luck next time #bulldogs’  



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