Here's video of massive brawl that has Roseville cops blasting LA Fitness for lax security

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A still image from video of the melee.
A massive brawl that recently broke out at Roseville's LA Fitness is symptomatic of deeper security problems at the gym, Roseville police spokesman Lorne Rosand says.

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The brawl, which involved about 15 juveniles and young men and took place just after 3 p.m. on March 2, stemmed from a basketball game being played by "two Somalian groups," Rosand told us.

"It sounds like it may have been a pickup game, and there was a foul called on one of the teams and apparently someone didn't like it," Rosand said. "It went sideways from there and grew into a large fight and spread into the workout area."

More than just fisticuffs were involved, however.

"In the video, you can see some of these young men picking up dumbbells and weight plates and trying to throw them at others," Rosand continued.

Three juveniles and three adults were arrested, and the adult suspects were charged with "various degrees of rioting, including felonies," according to Rosand. One person was treated for a concussion but no other injuries were reported.

To see a three-part video of a portion of the brawl, click to page two.

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exeter
exeter

when visiting mpls too much political correctness. - somalis taking over in way that happens nowhere else in united states.   no respect  no assimilation.  control your kids at home -

chriswlanger
chriswlanger

This is not the club's issue. This is society's issue. I can guarantee you these punks show no respect for anyone, in the gym or out on the street. People should not be afraid to go to their gym, or a movie theater, or walk down the street. But they are. Stop looking for someone else to solve the problem and start getting together as a community and solve it. This will only get worse. These "gangs" are moving in all directions from Minneapolis and bringing their hate and vitriol to other communities. Only we can stop this from happening again. 

Drew Defiance
Drew Defiance

Planet fitness, no basketball courts no problems. Zero tolerance for lunk heads.

Taylor Alvarado
Taylor Alvarado

"Brawl"? Looks like a bunch of people standing around. LA Fitness' responsibility is not to control people like this-it is to keep paying customers SAFE. The extent of security at this location is a printed sign on the front door about recent police visits and thefts. They should do better for the people who are not causing issues like this and are PAYING to go there.

emmdeempls
emmdeempls

Roseville PD took them to jail and they were given 3 hots and a cot...in Somalia, they get no hots and some Khat.

Jillian Bridges
Jillian Bridges

All I'm saying is when my husband is right there next to me and it's blatantly obvious I'm there with him, with a wedding band - and I get hit on - someone is trying to be cocky and start some shit. I never said it seemed dangerous just annoying and shady.

Anne Castro
Anne Castro

Not surprised by this. LA Fitness sucks.

Louie Lu Lettuce
Louie Lu Lettuce

Material not worthy of World-Star Hip Hop....and I dislike that website. I've heard fowler mouths at an old people's home.

Louie Lu Lettuce
Louie Lu Lettuce

Hahaha, that's what is considered a "brawl"? Oh the simple life of MN. The fact that they are Somalian isn't even important, but thanks for informing us about it. Someone in Saint Cloud sneezed, and I hear they were black....should we start the Zombie evacuation now? Guess some of you don't know what it is to actually live in a ghetto, or see a real brawl...be happy for that. But this was a pathetic shouting match of flexing puppies trying to be big dogs.

Amjed'Mahdi Yussuf
Amjed'Mahdi Yussuf

Teenagers, That's all I see. Stop the character assassination city pages! I bet half of these kids were born in America stop referring to theme by country or origin..

Brian Barnes
Brian Barnes

Big brawl or just a bunch of babies in a screaming match.. doesn't matter, I'm glad the gyms are getting this criticism... I've played b ball at this location and watched "disputed calls" almost esculate to this... and just a few weeks ago, this exact scenario happened at the Maplewood location, staff did nothing.

Brian Giffrow
Brian Giffrow

Sweet I will go there and perhaps play a little basketball myself I'm old school

ichmed28
ichmed28

This is honestly very pathetic to watch. I was disappointed watching this video and scrolling down to the comments only added to the shame. I have learned many times that the internet tends to bring out the morally incapable more often than not. It seems that a group of young African men fighting elicits the same response in society that it always has and that racial progress is only something that is forced on us by government laws. In the end, I'm sorry that your beautiful fitness clubs are being ruined by problems that have plagued the inner cities for far too long. 

Jillian Bridges
Jillian Bridges

The St Paul location at Midway is just as bad if not worse. I've been stared down and tried to be picked up while im working out there with my HUSBAND and they're always giving people the stank eye. Just shady. I'll make the extra drive to Edina now.

Kipper Drordy
Kipper Drordy

fuckin pathetic, when will people get a clue

Brian Rauchwarter
Brian Rauchwarter

those scrawny guys should use the gym to build their bodies instead of their mouths

midwestexplorer81
midwestexplorer81 topcommenter

Well since there isn't much violence at other LA fitness locations it doesn't really seem fair to blame LA fitness. It is odd they would turn down a free camera but there is no law saying they have to let big brother put a cam on their building to monitor their customers. Roseville city council may have to take drastic measures such as an ordinance saying minors can't be at a fitness club without a parent. As far as theft goes Roseville is a giant shopping center which means it's a theft magnet so that falls on the police to step up patrols.

Keith Morris
Keith Morris

Another reason to stay out of the burbs.

Matt Collman
Matt Collman

I'm glad this isn't the gym I go to.... Oh wait.

Michelle MacCormick
Michelle MacCormick

...and they are blaming LA fitness for improper security! Wow! Now we have to have security at our workout centers!

Lauren Clauer
Lauren Clauer

The basketball games at la fitness are the reason we stopped going there- lots of shady characters

Jason Swalley
Jason Swalley

Roseville's finest should not be used as LA Fitness' private security force, IMO. p.s. You call that a massive brawl?

Kim Tee
Kim Tee

Gang fight? Brawl? I didn't see either in the video clips. Just saw a bunch of hot headed boys fighting over their balls.

Kate Duncan
Kate Duncan

Kelsey and Krista isnt this where we zumba'd and yoga'd??!?!

Jack Duffy
Jack Duffy

I'm proud to call this my local gym...NOT.

balance55113
balance55113

just wasted 3 minutes of my life reading this!

Shane Beals
Shane Beals

That was not a fight that was a cat talk

Tom Von Punchup
Tom Von Punchup

gang [gang] Show IPA noun 1. a group or band: A gang of boys gathered around the winning pitcher. 2. a group of youngsters or adolescents who associate closely, often exclusively, for social reasons, especially such a group engaging in delinquent behavior. 3. a group of people with compatible tastes or mutual interests who gather together for social reasons: I'm throwing a party for the gang I bowl with. 4. a group of persons working together; squad; shift: a gang of laborers. 5. a group of persons associated for some criminal or other antisocial purpose: a gang of thieves.

Theodore Bettien
Theodore Bettien

I used to go to the midway location. There was always a bunch of thugs hanging out in and near the basketball court. Staring people down, and making rude comments to people just there to work out. It made a lot of people uneasy and the management turned a blind eye. One of the reasons I stopped going.

Dustin Ruff
Dustin Ruff

That was the most pathetic thing I've ever seen

FU.....
FU.....

How does you getting hit on have ANYTHING to do with this story?


bbiancini
bbiancini

I started going to Maplehood, it's slightly better. People are more friendly.

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

Whats next. Increased security at our bowling alleys. People throwing bowling shoes at each other. What is this the middle east and George Bush? 

bbiancini
bbiancini

LMAO I logged in just to like this comment. Beautiful.

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