The lesson to be learned here, perhaps, is don't show up at a party uninvited. Even if it's a baby shower.
While one doesn't necessarily think of fists being thrown at a welcome party for an infant, that's exactly what happened over the weekend in Boston when several people became involved in a knock-down-drag-out fight which included furniture being smashed and, according to one site, bottles being thrown. Would that be baby bottles?
Three men have been taken into custody and one juvenile was taken into custody in the melee, all accused of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer. Police say as many as 200 people were involved in the brawl, including women, and that the scene was a "nightmare".
"The behavior was appalling. It was absolutely appalling. There’s just no other way to put it," Officer Robert Devine said. "The worst part was there was a lot of children. Our officers were concerned about the safety of the little ones, while the people who were fighting apparently could have cared less. They were swinging chairs and smashing bottles."
Police say they had to call in reinforcements, but no one was seriously injured either in the fight or the aftermath.