A couple of women fighting at a skating rink in Colorado Springs, Colorado was pretty much like every other fight I’ve seen while doing this job over the last decade-plus. Normally it’s a couple of combatants drop the gloves, pull some hair, throw wild punches, one gets knocked down, the referees (random people) jump in to end the fight. Not this time.
What we have here is one of the trashiest, most heartbreaking moments in random fight video history. The two women punch each other and then one gets knocked to the ground. Watch the guy that’s hovering. He eventually shoves his foot into one women’s face, seeming to knock her out just as what appears to be a little girl comes to console the woman.
And there we have it, society has finally reached one of those visual points where it might be time to reevaluate a few things. Of course the person recording could’ve jumped in to stop all this. Of course the guy could’ve been a real man and jumped in to stop it. Or any of the others sitting around.
Watch two women fight at a Colorado Springs skating rink:
Colorado Springs AM radio station KRDO reports that’s the little girl’s mom on the ground. Police have arrested the scumbag who kicks the mother.
Colorado Springs police say one man, Alfredo Arguelles, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault. He has since been released from custody.
Police haven’t released the identity of the second woman in the video, but she reached out to KRDO and said the video wasn’t accurate. We asked her for further comment, and she said she would be consulting with a lawyer before issuing a statement.
How did it all start? Glad you asked because this gets even more depressing:
Monique Reetz said she was knocked unconscious and said the fight on Saturday was over a plastic skate trainer for her disabled son.
Reetz and Alana Arguelles are seen in the video wrestling to the ground at Skate City at 1920 N. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Then Arguelles’ husband, Alfredo, is seen in the video joining in by stomping Reetz in the face.
“It felt like lightning bolts in my brain,” Reetz said. Reetz said her 13-year-old son Raymond was diagnosed with leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disease, at birth. He wears hearing aids and can’t do normal things that other kids can.
Reetz said she got her son a skate trainer to help give him support. But she said Alana Arguelles took it from the child when she asked for it back.
There you have it.