Wedding brawl that left one man, 57, dead is captured in shocking video
Two brides had their special day ruined when their wedding guests got into a massive, booze-fueled brawl as two dueling wedding receptions clashed.
The fight turned deadly when one bride’s 57-year-old uncle died from a heart attack outside the Sheraton Mission Hill hotel in Philadelphia.
The fracas was recorded on video by an irate guest, whose hotel stay was disturbed by the 2am commotion on Sunday.
Philadelphia police can be seen charging into the reception with nightsticks and pulling fighting wedding guests off each other. Three people were arrested.
Chaos: Police can be seen wrestling with wedding guests (right) while the horrified bride watches the brawl unfold (left)
Break it up: Officers can be seen using their batons to untangle two wrestling guests. Two people were cited and one was arrested
‘Did they just deck the bride?’ the man behind the camera asks at one point.
Amid the ruckus, the Philadelphia Daily News reports, a 57-year-old man – said to be the uncle of one of the brides – was found unconscious outside the wedding.
He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead from a heart attack less than an hour later.
Police say that two wedding receptions were taking place at the hotel and a fight broke out near the bar.
Melee: Police say that two wedding receptions were taking place at the hotel and a fight broke out near the bar
It is unknown what, exactly, caused the fight in the City of Brotherly Love, though the man recording the video was not amused.
‘It’s my frickin’ birthday, go to bed!’ he says.
Women can be heard screaming as men shove each other around near the wedding party table.
Suddenly, police arrive on the scene and they begin grabbing unruly guests.
At least five officers can be seen yanking the combatants away from each other.
Tragedy: The bride’s uncle reportedly died outside the wedding reception fight, which broke out at the Sheraton Society Hill hotel in Philadelphia
Two were cite for disorderly conduct. Other was arrested for assaulting an officer.
‘There was an issue with a lot of alcohol fueling the fight,’ police Lt. Ray Evers told the Daily News.
Contrary to the poster’s assertion, the video does not appear to show that one of the brides was punched.
A woman in a wedding dress can be seen standing outside the fray.