Man Dies in Massive Wedding Brawl

3 arrested in crazy hotel fight

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 8, 2012 9:42 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Two Philadelphia weddings ended with three guests arrested and one of the bride's uncles dead of a heart attack after a massive brawl broke out early yesterday, and the insane melee was caught on tape. The madness started when guests from one wedding reception at a Sheraton hotel went to the hotel bar and started fighting, the Inquirer reports. Then guests from another wedding, who were staying at the Sheraton, also showed up at the bar and joined the fray, which spilled into the hotel lobby and involved as many as 100 partygoers.

Not surprisingly, a police spokesperson says "there was an issue with a lot of alcohol fueling the fights," but beyond that the cause of the brawl was not known. Also unknown: whether the 57-year-old man who suffered a fatal heart attack was actually involved in the fighting. A teen who was in town for his 15th birthday was awakened by the shouting around 2am and caught the fracas on video; not surprisingly, it's already gotten quite a bit of attention on YouTube.

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