An ill-advised Facebook comment allegedly led to a 30-woman brawl involving baseball bats, a smashed glass candle crudely wielded as a weapon, and resulting in two serious injuries in Sacramento, Calif., this week.
Officer Michele Gigante of the Sacramento Police said a post on one man’s Facebook page was the culprit. His wife allegedly wasn’t fond of its salacious nature, which apparently instigated (somehow) a multi-woman showdown.
Cops claim that Facebook played a role beyond the man flirting with another woman besides his wife. Some participants used FB to organize the fight.
The participants looked “angry and out of breath,” according to one eyewitness, who adds that several individuals were hurt after the epic melee.
One imagines that things like this never used to happen. But of course they did. They just didn’t benefit from the virtual megaphone and fine organizational possibilities offered to breathlessly angry mobs by Facebook’s mere existence.
Thank you, Mark Zuckerberg. Thank you.