Fists, chairs, punches and angry words flew at a homeowners’ association meeting at a Springs country club in Rancho Mirage over the weekend, according to a Feb. 19 San Francisco Chronicle report. The free for all country club brawl reportedly sent two members to the hospital.
According to the publication, the private golf and tennis club and gated Rancho Mirage community turned into a brawl scene over a board of directors’ election. “Some people were upset that a certain person won and began yelling at him and pushing him,” Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Myling Bourdeau told the Desert Sun newspaper.
The meeting started off with just yelling, and reportedly escalated quickly with pushing, tackling, and the dramatic punching and chair tossing, Bourdeau said. Reports say a club security guard pulled his gun from his holster, but kept it at its side, and after getting several emergency calls deputies arrived to help calm things down.
Two people were transported to Eisenhower Medical Center, with one complaining of pain and another suffering from a seizure brought on by the commotion.
There were no reports of any arrests, and it was not immediately clear if anyone would be charged or cited, but more than a dozen residents confirmed to Desert Sun that the fight had happened. They refused to give details, however. “The less we talk about it, the more it is forgotten,” resident Denver Ginsey said.
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