A video posted online that shows two women engage in a brutal fight at an Indiana Walmart Thursday around 10 p.m. has people stirred up because of how one of the woman’s 6-year-old son reacts to the brawl.
It wasn’t clear what prompted the fight, but the video shows the two women fighting and wrestling each other to the ground at a Beech Grove store.
The videos below contain strong language.
Shortly into the video, a boy emerges and his mother, who was on top of the other woman, instructed him to punch her opponent in the face.
She screamed, “Johnny, punch her in the face! Johnny, punch her in her fu****g face!”
The boy obliged and was seen throughout the two videos repeatedly kicking and punching the woman on the ground. At one point he is seen hitting the woman with a shampoo bottle.
When an onlooker told the child to stop or he would be taken to “little boy jail,” he refused.
“You can’t tell me to stop! Do not even tell me what to do!” the child shouted, adding, “I’m not playing right now!”
Walmart spokesman Aaron Mullins told TheBlaze Monday that about 90 seconds after the fight began, management responded by calling police.
Police arrived on the scene 8 minutes later but the women and the 6-year-old boy were gone, having both taken off covered in shampoo, The Daily Mail reported.
Both women managed to leave the store without being charged or having their names taken down by security or employees, despite the fact that there was also considerable destruction to store property during the skirmish.
Mullins said that Walmart policy prohibits security from interfering with physical confrontations, but added that the store had personnel stationed around the brawl to “monitor and make sure customers were safe.”
“It was an avoidable fight between two females that should’ve known better, in front of a six-year-old boy,” said Beech Grove Police Maj. Tom Hurrle.
He then said of the young boy, “I worry for the future of this young man, too, if he’s already like that as a six-year-old.”
Beech Grove Police are deciding whether to file charges. Officers told WXIN they question the boy’s home environment and are considering whether to involve the Department of Child Services in their investigation.