Roller skating brawl goes viral as police investigate attack on three women

Police investigate roller rink brawl in Athens, Georgia. (WSBTV)
Police investigate roller rink brawl in Athens, Georgia. (WSBTV)

A wild brawl broke out at a roller skating rink in Athens, Georgia leaving several women bruised and trying to piece together why they were allegedly targeted and attacked.

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On Saturday night, a fight involving dozens of people occurred at Fun Galaxy on Cherokee Road. Three women, police said, were sent to a local hospital. One of the victims spoke to WSBTV and said the attack was unprovoked.

“They just kicked and stomped my head,” said a woman who didn’t want to be identified. “We were just bum-rushed. All on the ground being stomped and kicked. I got hit with a bottle, a cellphone.”

The 24-year-old woman said she was attacked along with her sister and a cousin.

In a sign of the times, the woman said sadly more people were recording the melee instead of trying to break it up or help them.

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The victim said security could not get control of the crowd and as a result she suffered injuries from the fight.

“I had a closed head injury,” she said. “Someone could seriously have gotten killed, or at least hurt by a simple bottle.”

The woman said police are reviewing the surveillance video to determine what charges would be filed against participants.