Video Catches Brawl Breaking Out In A Stockton Mall Food Court

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STOCKTON --

Police and security had to break up a fight at the Sherwood Mall in Stockton Saturday night.

A Stockton police spokesperson said two officers were inside the mall when it broke out.

"There was a large fight in the eatery, so when our officers responded, they saw security officers were trying to break up a large fight of approximately 40 to 50 juvenile males," said Stockton Police Department Officer Joe Silva.

Cell phone video of the fight was posted to Facebook, which shows security and police officers trying to break up the fight, while innocent people are fleeing the area. Silva said at one point things got dangerous.

"During the fight, a group actually surrounded our officers, but we were fortunate that other officers responded quickly and they were able to assist those officers and get everybody outside the mall," Silva said.

In the end, police arrested a 15-year-old male for resisting arrest, according to Silva. But this isn't the first fight at a Stockton mall this holiday season.

Right across the street from Sherwood, at Weberstown Mall, a similar cell phone video was posted of two women hitting each other inside a Victoria Secret. Witnesses stated the two were annoyed at the long lines and started fighting when one woman complained. Mall security broke that fight up as well.

Sherwood Mall security had no comment to FOX40 on the safety of their property. While Stockton police say they don't believe these fights are part of a growing trend, officers do suggest shoppers be aware of what's going on around them.

"Something suspicious or something that's getting ready to occur, like a fight, please get on your cell phone and call the police department, so we can get our resources out there to prevent anything from happening," Silva said.

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