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Rap Concert Fight Leads To Three Arrests

April 18, 2014, 5:55 PM by Jared Ransom

Rap Concert Fight Leads To Three Arrests

Friday afternoons are normally a time for cleaning up after a successful night of music at Bigs Sports Bar, but Thursday night quickly went from successful to disaster.

"It's a pretty young crowd and everyone just seems to have a fun and good time," Bigs Sports Bar owner Gary Kludt said.

Rap group 2 Pistols was performing for a crowd of around 250 people, and around 1:00 a.m., the fighting began.

"I really didn't see it, I just kind of heard that a guy got hit and went to the floor and pretty much everyone gathers around," Kludt said.

The security that night was able to calm the crowd and get everyone outside, but that's when a fight broke out in the parking lot.

"We had people call in that said there was about 50 people fighting. One of the officers estimated there was about 80 to 100 people that were fighting. Some of them were actively fighting, some were yelling and actually pushing at each other," Sam Clemens said.

One person reportedly went to the hospital after getting hit with a beer bottle and received 19 stitches to the back of the head. Another person received medical attention as well.

Sioux Falls Police officers made three arrests for disorderly conduct, 35-year-old Marcus Vaughn, 41-year-old Frederick Green and 34-year-old Daniel Harbar Jr, who allegedly had marijuana in his pocket and is now facing charges for possession.

"Last night, the crowd was fine. It just takes one bad apple in a group and something happens," Kludt said.

Bigs Sports Bar opened up for performers last June, and because of incidents like Thursday night, owners may have to re-think what kind of performers come to play.

"If we do some jazz, blues, folk, something like that, that's a different crowd. Each type of music has a different crowd, and that's probably where I'll stay away from. Well, not probably, we will stay away from the rap," Kludt said.

Clemens says that there was one disorderly conduct report from Bigs Sports Bar back in November. Kludt says that the shows will still go on with concerts set for Friday and Saturday night.

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