Texas Tech UTEP Brawl Causes Chaos And Arrests, Video Goes Viral

Posted: Sep 10 2014, 5:17am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 10 2014, 6:13am CDT, in News | Latest Sports News

Texas Tech UTEP Brawl causes Chaos and Arrests
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Texas Tech UTEP Brawl video goes viral. This was a brawl which took place at Texas Tech UTEP and caused considerable chaos and mayhem. And there have been a few arrests in connection with the melee.

Security levels were beefed up at Las Palmas LifeCare Center in El Paso, Texas. This occurred after the Texas Tech UTEP brawl that took place all of a sudden and was caught on camera.

There was a lot of resentment on the part of many fans and supporters when Texas Tech thoroughly thrashed UTEP. 30-26 was the score between the two. The trouble began well before the game got started.

The video cameras were turned on when fans of both teams started fighting in the parking lot. Those who stuck up for UTEP went over to Texas Tech fans and started hurling abuse and a series of insults in their direction.

Soon things had blown way out of proportion and when one of the men punched a man from the opposing team, it was disaster on a major level as the fight sequences ensued.

The man who had hit his opponent was an elderly gentleman (?) and when another person who was a do-gooder decided to help the person, who had fallen on the ground due to gramps’ sucker punch, he was attacked by several others.

This of course escalated into a mudwrestling contest of sorts. Things got pretty nasty later on and many people were actually hitting those who were on their own team’s side.

Thus it was a case of total chaos and a conflagration of human temperaments. One of the participants in the brawl was so badly injured that he had to be shifted to a hospital.

“I ran in and saw some guy on the floor,” a sports fan told TS, who want to remain unidentified. “I tried to get some people off of him and I guess I ended up tackling some guy and when I tried to get up, I was attacked, also. And then that’s when more people got involved.”

Meanwhile the action got caught in video clip form via CCTV cameras. Two individuals who had behaved really badly and brutally were arrested on the spot and charges have been brought against them.

Watch the video footage of Texas Tech UTEP Brawl below.

"The fight in the video was handled by El Paso police because it occurred off campus in the parking lot of the Las Palmas LifeCare Center at 3333 N. Mesa," according to ElpasoTimes.

"A UTEP police log reported seven incidents on game day and three arrests — one for a misdemeanor assault on a staff member during an argument in a parking lot, a student arrested on suspicion of having alcohol in a parking lot and a public intoxication arrest in Sun Bowl Stadium.

"The UTEP police log stated that nine people were thrown out of the Sun Bowl. Police reported six people were thrown out of the stadium for disorderly conduct and three others were kicked out because they were minors drinking alcohol."

According to the authorities, it is a great shame to see adults behaving like petty children and squabbling over what is essentially a non-issue. It just goes to show that civilization is skin-deep.

Melissa Offutt, Administrative Director, Marketing & Communications with Las Palmas Medical Center issued follwoing statement on the Texas Tech UTEP brawl.

“Las Palmas LifeCare Center rents a property on North Mesa Street and has allowed UTEP fans and visiting fans to use the parking lot on game days for more than 12 years without incident.

“During events, El Paso Youth Rugby Foundation manages parking and hires two constables to patrol the area during use. Patient safety is a priority, which is why tailgating activities are not allowed during business hours of the LifeCare Center.

“We are disappointed in the events that transpired, and as a result of the serious incident before Saturday’s game, we are assessing public access to this space on game days.”

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