Woman ‘fly-kicked’ in sick mall brawl
A video has emerged of a man "fly-kicking" a woman during a wild brawl outside a US shopping centre on the first day it reopened following the coronavirus pandemic.
The mobile phone video recorded on Tuesday outside the Cumberland Mall in Atlanta showed a security guard - wearing yellow uniform and a face mask - attempt to pull three women off one another.
"Get off, or I'll have to pepper spray both of you," the security guard is heard saying as he gets between two women now on the ground in the car park as they pull each other's hair.
A man suddenly jumps into frame and "fly-kicks" the third woman in the chest, knocking her down.
He then pushes the security guard off the other two women, scoops up one of them and runs away with her across the car park.
Only the security guard and another bystander were wearing masks.
The profanity-laced video has since garnered more than 4.5 million views online, according to WGCL-TV.
Cumberland Mall was also trending on Twitter on Wednesday morning, with several social media users claiming the fight showed that Georgia should have remained closed for another few weeks.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp began "Phase One" of reopenings in the state on April 24, clearing most retail stores, hair salons and restaurant dining areas to resume business.
Following the order, the Cumberland Mall reopened on Tuesday, with signs and stickers on the floor reminding visitors to remain at least 1.8m apart, Cobb Business Journal reported. Most retailers and restaurants inside, however, remained closed.
"New measures have been implemented to help ensure the health and safety for all who enter the mall, including hand-sanitising stations, touch-free interactions, frequent and intense cleanings and social distancing directions," the centre's website said.
"We are working diligently to provide a safe, clean environment where people feel comfortable shopping, dining and enjoying their time."
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