Rancho Mirage, CA — Fists and chairs flew at a country club meeting in California this weekend. The meeting, held at Springs Country Club, turned into a massive brawl that sent two people to the hospital.
The cause of the country club brawl? The results of a board of directors election. Members at the Mohave Desert club threw punches and chairs at each other.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Riverside Sheriff’s Deputy Myling Bourdeau explained:
“Some people were upset that a certain person won and began yelling at him and pushing him.”
The disturbance began with yelling, but soon escalated to pushing, tackling, punching, and chair-throwing. A security guard who works at the club removed his gun from his holster, but kept it at his side.
More than a dozen members of the club confirmed that the disturbance occurred. But they weren’t eager to say exactly what happened. Resident Denver Ginsey commented, “The less we talk about it, the more it is forgotten.”
Yahoo! News notes that the country-club-meeting-turned-brawl did not see any arrests. It is not clear if anyone will be charged or cited for the fist-and-chair fight. Two people were taken to the hospital after several emergency calls deputies arrived to make peace.
One of those hospitalized complained of pain. Another suffered a seizure during the brawl. The scenic country club was founded in 1975 and has more than 385 acres of land. It includes homes, an 18-hole golf course, a tennis center, and 46 pools and spas.
It is unknown if another brawl including fists and chairs has happened at the country club before.