Illustration from William Hazlitt's "The Fight and Other Writings" (Penguin Classics)
A fight involving 75 people broke out at a Fraternal Order of Eagle's Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio yesterday... during a 3-year-old's birthday party. From WCPO.com:
Police said beer bottles were the primary weapons used in the melee and that four people were detained. All four likely face charges, but police have not released their names or those charges."75 people brawl at birthday party" (Thanks, Charles Pescovitz!)
"Anywhere you could think of there was blood and broken glass," said Peskin. "We were told there was one gentleman who stood in the back of the room throwing bottles until he didn't have any more in front of him."
A total of 20 officers responded to the scene and police believe a majority of those involved were heavily intoxicated...
"They seemed like they were nice people. I talked one or two of them. They were asking me to help them move in stuff for the party, microwaves and things. They seemed like nice normal people," said Jesse Ficke of Eagles Lodge.