Breaking News Blog

Thursday, May 09 2013 07:10 PM

Video of a fight at Rabobank goes viral

  1. 1 of 1

    A YouTube screen capture of LiveeeLaughhhLoveeee's video post on May 5th of a fight between two women at the Cinco De Mayo concert at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.

    click to expand click to collapse
By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Two people were arrested after a fight in the halls of Rabobank Arena and video of the brawl has gone viral, viewed 3,462 times on Youtube.

The encounter took place during a "Cinco de Mayo Bomb Concert" promoted by radio station Hot 94.1 on Saturday, May 4.

At about 8:15 p.m., the Bakersfield Police Department said, officers were directed to an area on the west side of the arena near an alcoholic beverage service cart.

"Upon arrival, officers observed a large crowd and an ongoing fight but officers were able to break up the fight and detained three individuals, later arresting two," BPD spokeswomen Michaela Beard said.

Officers learned that a woman had been standing in line to purchase a beverage when she and Alicia Barrera, 21, got into a shouting match.

A second person, Carloz Rivera, 33, struck the woman in line and both Rivera and Barrera began to fight her.

The name of the woman in line wasn't released by police. It wasn't clear what sparked the altercation.

The video raises the question of why yellow-shirted "Event Staff" employees on the scene didn't try to break up the fight.

Rabobank officials didn't return calls but told KBAK Channel 29 that "the employees in the video are ushers, and it's not their responsibility to intervene when a fight escalates to that point."

Barrera and Rivera were arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail for fighting in public and public intoxication.

Bakersfield.com Daily Deal!

El Tazumal

Daily Deal

$20 worth of Salvadorian food for $10

Value
$20
% Off
50%
You Save
$10
5 Bought
Buy Now! See more deals