Wisconsin Waterpark Turned into a Battlefield after a Hispanic Family Takes a Chair from a Black Family

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A brawl that broke out at a Wisconsin Dells area water park on Mother's Day with people throwing chairs, garbage cans and food started when someone took a chair from another group's table.

The melee at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park was captured on cellphones and video of the mayhem over something so minor was posted on social media.

Lake Delton police anticipate filing charges.

Authorities were sent to Mount Olympus at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The large water park features both indoor and outdoor pools, roller coasters, go-karts and other amusements. Its faux Roman Colosseum and huge Trojan horse are a fixture on the main drag through the popular tourist destination.

A woman who answered the phone at the Lake Delton Police Department on Monday afternoon said Chief Daniel Hardman was not available to answer questions and directed media to a news release on the department's website.

"Police learned that the fight started over something as ridiculous as a person taking a chair from a different group's table within the water park," according to the release.

By the time police arrived, the fight was over. Officers talked to witnesses and looked at video shot by bystanders. It's unclear if there were injuries.

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