Fist fight misinterpreted as shooting at Disney Springs, chaos ensues

Posted Monday, December 28, 2015 9:03 AM | 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.

Monday, December 28, 2015 12:39 PM

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!

Monday, December 28, 2015 1:41 PM

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

Monday, December 28, 2015 2:50 PM

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 :\

Monday, December 28, 2015 3:31 PM

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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:16 PM

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.


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