Fist fight misinterpreted as shooting at Disney Springs, chaos ensues

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

A 70-year-old man's scuffle Friday night with workers at a Disney Springs restaurant over the wait time for his food led to a chaotic scene that caused patrons to be trampled, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel. See also: original report.

rollergator's avatar

SHOTS FIRED at Disney Springs screamed the news reports for a few hours....

People fleeing, police everywhere, news cameras, helicopters...

Wait, no shots were fired? That's downright un-American!

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Jeff's avatar

This is precisely what we were talking about in another thread. Terrorists need not cause actual damage to win. This is where we are.

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delan's avatar

Now see, most a them fools bolted not out of terror, but to avoid paying for their meals. Have you seen the prices at Bongos lately? Crafty :\

Pete's avatar

So true Jeff. It is sad that an old guy having a temper tantrum leads to a near riot, panic and news media coverage.

I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

slithernoggin's avatar

Remind me to find a cranky 70-year old to take to dinner whenever I go out....

Notwithstanding the fine work many local media outlets -- print, broadcast and online -- do, all too often there's an "if it bleeds it leads/get it first not right" mindset in play.

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

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