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Woman involved in Walmart fight speaks out, says brawl started over racist remark

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BEECH GROVE, Ind. -- One of the women involved in a fight inside an Indiana Wal-Mart said the altercation started over an alleged racist comment.

Video of the fight was shared on YouTube and has been viewed more than a million times. One of the women involved in the fight is now sharing her story.

A woman named Amber called the Smiley Morning Show on WZPL to talk about the fight. She told the hosts she was in Wal-Mart when she heard a woman on a motorized scooter, a woman she would later fight, refer to an employee as a "ni****."

"(The woman) was sitting there yelling at an employee at Wal-Mart, and she was telling her that she was a ni**** and that she was going to get out of the chair and whoop her a**," the woman said.

"She used the 'n-word?'" the host asked.

"Yes, she used the 'n-word,'" the woman said. "So in my defense, I was standing up for the employee."

During the fight, she said no one stepped in to break up the fight.

"I don't blame Wal-Mart employees for not intervening," Amber said. "But as far as security, if you go to any other Wal-Mart fight video, security is right there trying to break it up, help them."

By the time police arrived, Amber said the fight was over. She also talked about the role her son played in the fight.

"My son takes martial arts classes. He's been going to the gym for several years with his father. I mean, he's been in the gym for a long time," she said. "He got a little crazy. I don't have to worry about him ever being bullied."

She described the boy as an honor roll student and teacher's pet. She said his martial arts teachers have taught him not to back down.

"My son is raised perfectly right. My son is perfectly well taken care of," she told WZPL.

After the fight, she said police initially laughed about the video, which she first saw after coworkers found it on YouTube.

"The guy with the camera was showing the video to the cops and they were all standing around laughing about it," she said.

After the fight, Amber said she paid for her merchandise and left.

Walmart sent a statement to WXIN, saying both women are banned from the store:

“This type of behavior inside one of our stores is completely unacceptable and we are notifying the individuals involved that they are no longer welcome on Wal-Mart property. Once we were aware of this situation, a member of our management immediately called the police and we are continuing to work with them on this matter.”

Beech Grove police continue to investigate the incident, telling WXIN in a statement:

"Unfortunately the video in and off itself speaks volumes. We are currently investigating the incident and we will consult with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office as to what if any charges may be filed on the individuals involved."

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  • tootietuttle

    i think this is more impressive that people were able to film this without doing a thing. Understandable that Walmart have no employees to help you purchase, check out, or break fights as this is normal operating procedure, but we should all be thankful that we have video cams and no common sense.

  • mattdawg77

    What is wrong with people!? Have some freaking common sense and try helping restore some peace. I hate Walmart anyways, for more than one reason; but the fact that everyone just stood around getting entertained is ridiculous. Then there’s the little bratty kid whose idiot mother tells him to get involved in the fight…“My son is raised perfectly right”, she says…good one…teach your little hellion karate child that violence fixes everything…*applause*

  • Lacie

    Really so it wasn’t even about her. It wasn’t her fight to start. Dumb woman. And he her son went a little over board? Umm no….he wasn’t in control either. Neither one of them should of been in the fight or started the fight. Yes I hate the N.word to but I won’t start a physical fight over it. It was totally uncalled for.

    • Cassie from Cali

      From what I saw in the video she didnt start the fight. The women on the scooter was clearly the aggressor. I’m not violent but I would definitely have spoken up with the n-word flying around and I absolutely would not have tolerated her jumping off her little scooter (she obviously didnt need) and attacking me. I understand how awful this is but at what point does self defense come in???

  • TJ

    First off if the son is in a “good” karate class he would have stayed out of it because he would have know fighting is a last resort, a defense, and wasn’t his fight. Second because he was such a butt head and his mom encouraged him I think they need a CPS visit. I also think both moms need aggravated assault and destruction of property charges. That whole thing was unacceptable behavior.

  • beautifuldreamer1108

    So this us what upsets me so much, words should never prompt you to get physical this girl should be arrested and have DCF called on her. To teach your child to act that way in a world littered with violence is ignorant, we should be teaching peace and compromise. …you should be ashamed you are the definition of white trash as well as a horrible parent!

  • beautifuldreamer1108

    This is disgusting, you should be ashamed of yourself, you are a bad parent and the true definition of white trash! Teach your son peace and compromise, not violence and hate in a world that is already littered with it….YOU SUCK !