NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio - A child's birthday bash turned into a brawl, and not among the kids but the adults. The scuffle was caught on tape.
Surveillance video shows words turning into a heated argument, followed by pushing and shoving, and then punches are thrown. It happened at a child’s family birthday party at the Jump Yard, Saturday night.
"I think there was some disagreement about who should be invited, and who should not be invited,” North Royalton Police Detective David Loeding said.
The trouble began when a couple who was at the party returned after finding the tires of their car slashed. Instead of calling police, the couple confronted the people believed to be responsible for damaging their car.
At one point, staff members intervened to pull children out from the middle of the brawl, while the adults kept fighting.
"You don't need to act like that, especially in public around a bunch of kids. What if a kid got hurt?" Keri Elliott of North Royalton said.
Eventually, Jump Yard staff and family members were able to break up the fight and police were called.
“Unfortunately, it goes from two to three, to three to five people, who are involved in exchanging fisticuffs, " Detective Loeding said.
Police said there were no serious injuries, but two arrests were made.
Marlow Knowles, 28, and Carolyn Standberry, 34, both of Cleveland, are charged with assault.
It's possible other people may be charged as the investigation continues.