Delta Fair worker attacked by fairgoer - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Delta Fair worker attacked by fairgoer

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Antonio Butler (Source: SCSO) Antonio Butler (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A large fight occurred at the Delta Fair Sunday.

A group of angry fairgoers rushed at a fair worker and started punching him. Video of the fight surfaced on Facebook showing what happened.

Witnesses called Shelby County Sheriff's deputies when the fight broke out. The witnesses told deputies a man attacked the worker because the worker told him he would have to wait to get on the ride because it was full.

Deputies arrested Antonio Butler, 24, and charged him with assault. Several other people were escorted from the fair.

Mark Lovell, the president of Universal Fairs, released a statement regarding the incident.

"There was a small altercation this afternoon , where a few customers got angry at the ride operator because the customers did not think the ride operator was loading the riders on to the ride fast enough. The customers starting hollering and tried to push the operator. The police removed the unruly customers from the fair and everything went back to normal, with a beautiful final night at the 2015 Delta Fair."

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