SACRAMENTO - The day after Christmas is the second busiest shopping day of the year. But, Arden Fair Mall shut down early when fights broke out Friday evening.
Two fights broke out within two hours of each other. The first one happened in the food court around 4 p.m. and expanded, Mall Security Director Steve Reed said. The second fight broke out around 6 p.m.
Fortunately, there was a large amount of law enforcement at the mall because it was the day after Christmas.
Mall security and police had to break up the fight that involved 20 or more people.
"We kind of funneled them downstairs. More fights broke out," Reed said. "We hope to be proactive; so, we just shut down the mall. In the meantime, a planter box fell down which someone determined to be shots fired. We had to quell that type of thing.