All hell broke loose at a dog show in Miami Saturday night, but it’s the humans who caused the chaos.
On video shared to social media and reposted by local filmmaker Billy Corben, people are seen throwing wild punches as chairs go flying at the Miami Bully Takeover at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel by Miami International Airport.
“Bully Brawl,” reads Corben’s post.
The “fun show” was a destination for pet owners, kennels, rescues and vendors to come together. All breeds, not just bull dogs and pit bulls were welcome.
“Top dogs and handlers from all over the nation will be coming out to prove who is the top dog,” reads the description of Miami Bully Takeover on Facebook.
Because the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center is an independently owned and operated property, a spokeswoman for Hilton Hotels said she could not speak on the property’s behalf.
But Vivian Pedroso, spokeswoman for the event, gave some context to the Miami Herald.
She said the fight broke out about 7 p.m. and that two women started it over something minor. Things quickly escalated quickly with others jumping into the fray to get involved.
On another YouTube video of the incident, attendees can be seen complaining before the violence erupted that they wanted some kind of refund.
Pedroso said security guards quickly gained control of the situation, people dispersed after about five minutes, and no arrests were made. No injuries to humans nor animals were reported, she added.
The brawl caused the entire show to be shut down for the night.
Some commenters on Corben’s post noted the irony that the pooches were better behaved than the owners.
“Even the dogs were like, seriously?!
Others were accustomed to seeing brawls on the internet.
“Is anyone surprised?”
Another social media user summed up so many collective feelings:
“Stuff like this makes me not want to leave my house…”
This story was originally published October 25, 2021 6:41 PM.