7 Arrested After Fight Breaks Out At TGI Fridays

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Seven people were arrested and five were treated for injuries after a fight broke out at a TGI Fridays in Bloomington, Minn.

Deputy Chief Rick Hart said they got a call around 1 a.m. about a fight at the TGI Fridays on 2201 Killebrew Drive.

The 911 call stated there were as many as 30 people fighting inside the restaurant. When officers arrived, they found a few people still fighting inside and outside the building.

Seven people were arrested for third-degree riot and five people were treated and released from a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No officers were injured in the incident.

Hart said they believe the fighting started when two groups of people, sitting next to each other, got into a verbal argument and it escalated from there.

Hart said people began throwing menus, glasses, plates and silverware at each other.

The restaurant estimates it has about $1,500 in damages.

  • roulphy

    can’t your news organization understand that there is more than one t.g.i. fridays in bloomington?

    • JP

      “Deputy Chief Rick Hart said they got a call around 1 a.m. about a fight at the TGI Fridays on 2201 Killebrew Drive.”

      • em0886

        “snap” lol

    • JustSayin

      No Comprendo?
      It states the location………dum dum

  • Jack Boot


  • Andy

    Over service?

  • kevin the pompous

    oh come on Mr. Jack Boot, why on earth would you cast apersions like that? Have you never eaten at a Friday’s???? If you had, you would most certainly know it was not booze but was the Fried Green Beans.

  • prov1800

    I think it is impressive that a fight that big, and nobody stabbed or shot. Kuddos to these two groups of handling it the old fashion way.

    • Real Talk

      Its funny but true. If more of these “beefs” were settled with fists instead of guns & knifes….we all might be better off.

  • do do

    well not everybody knows what TGI is….THE GREAT INVASION ??? I guess no one had to get up at 5 am for work, I guess no one works…..I guess they all just couldn’t get along, I guess they just fighten for fun and pleasure……Were they on MotorCycles?

    • K.

      I think the word is “fighting” not “fighten”…………

  • reality

    It was a TGIF at 1:00 in the morning. One should expect gang riots.

  • Dingus

    I remember as a teenager drinking to extreme and going to White Castle and eating burgers and when when we were done we lit napkins on fire and farted openly, people do the stupidest things when alcohol and testosterone mix.

    • Crazy Joe

      I still do that and I don’t have to be drunk.

      • Uncle joe

        Its true I saw him do it AND IT WAS AWESOME!!!! i’ll post it on youtube!

  • Sickofit

    So sad people need to be have like wild animals, where is the class anymore?

  • drink

    If anybody like that can afford to get drunk in bars / resturants, then take their money and jobs.

  • Rufus Larkin

    Food fight food fight!

  • hahaha

    lol a fight at the wussie hole …their food platters are for grade schoolers

  • Killin' Machine

    Hell there kevin, I mean Bill – I get up at 5:30am every morning and I play 2-3 nights a week until 1:00am or later.
    You telling me you to pooped to play? Thought you still suckled on momma’s spotlights? Hmmmmmmm

  • hate the system

    This is why I don’t like to go out drinking much anymore. There’s always someone, or a group of guys who always want to fight when they drink. Some people just need to grow up, but they never will.

    • markH

      Like the people who “don’t like to go out drinking much anymore”? Since when is frying brain cells while consuming large amounts of booze a leisurely pastime? I think that form of “entertainment” wears a bit think once you get north of 23 years old.

  • Bill Clintons Cigar

    1 AM in Bloomington. I am sure it as either blacks or hmongs. Everyone else has to work in the morning…….

    • Achmad

      Don’t forget the Somali’s…They’ll get offended and sue!

    • Cleetus from Savage

      You’re right,it was a group of minorities. If these youths were white, white, they’d wait until they got on the road before they started causing havoc.

      • Cleetus from Savage

        Sorry, that should be “You’re right,it was a group of minorities. If these youths were white, they’d wait until they got on the road before they started causing havoc.”

    • Justin

      I am sure you got the updated details. One group was pro LaCrosse players. Rochester Knighthawks. They lost to the Swarm that day. Lacrosse is typically a sport reserved for priveledge whites in thsi coutnry. So, don’t make assumptions. Maybe there were minorities involved, but the article does not state it, racist.

  • Kevin

    Light Rail……bringing diversity to the MOA area…….

  • Kevin

    Sniff……sniff…….do I smell diversity in the air at TGIF??

    • Achmad

      No, sorry….too much bean dip. They do smell alike.

    • Yuri Nator

      Yup, mostly white lacrosse players!

  • What ya havin'?

    I hear it was one group didn’t like the waitresses flair and the other group did!

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