Sheriff vows probe in Orangeburg food fight

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 5:33 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 8:58 AM
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Days after video of a brawl at the North Road IHOP hit the Internet, officials lined up Tuesday to assure the public that Orangeburg is a place where families can eat in safety.

While restaurant employees initially said they didn't wish to file a police report on the incident, "We are not going to stop with that," interim Sheriff Barbara Walters told the Orangeburg Times & Democrat on Tuesday.

IHOP "is a public place where people expect to go and enjoy a meal with family members. Conduct like that cannot be tolerated," she said. "Law enforcement needs to send a message that Orangeburg County is not a haven for criminal activity and persons of that violent nature."

The fight broke out about 5 a.m. Saturday, reportedly when a person became upset because someone else was served first. A cellphone video of the fight drew tens of thousands of hits after it was posted on several websites.

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bettyboop
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bettyboop 01/25/11 - 05:48 pm
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typical......................

typical..........................

Batman
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Batman 01/25/11 - 05:50 pm
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Self explanatory...

Self explanatory...

tuffenuf4u
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tuffenuf4u 01/25/11 - 05:57 pm
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Food fight?

Food fight?

follower
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follower 01/25/11 - 05:59 pm
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Well, the restuarants parent

Well, the restuarants parent company can make the dining experience [didn't know that's what eating at IHOP was called] safer by having police present full time. Of course, the pancakes are going to cost more.

Seriously, what in the world causes people to act like this?

tuffenuf4u
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tuffenuf4u 01/25/11 - 06:06 pm
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After reviewing the video it

After reviewing the video it looked like something from WWE. I guess it was Saturday morning Smackdowqn? I noticed a couple who seemed to enjoy the melee.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 01/25/11 - 06:21 pm
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Now, that's just ridiculous.

Now, that's just ridiculous. Grown people acting like stupid animals. Ignorant, uneducated..just ridiculous.

chascush
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chascush 01/25/11 - 06:26 pm
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‘A spokesman for

‘A spokesman for International House of Pancakes says corporate leaders are looking at a video posted on YouTube showing an out of control crowd at its Orangeburg location early Saturday morning.’
These are the folks that keep voting SC Rep. Clyburn back into office.

trimmy
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trimmy 01/25/11 - 06:55 pm
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I wonder which syrup these
Unpublished

I wonder which syrup these people were eating on their pancakes? Mrs. Butterworth or Aunt Jemima.

wildman
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wildman 01/25/11 - 06:58 pm
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The video says it all! You

The video says it all! You can't make this crap up.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 01/25/11 - 07:01 pm
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Why are they relying on

Why are they relying on youtube to figure out what happened? Any place open 24 hours with a late after bar crowd should have cameras.

milhouse
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milhouse 01/25/11 - 07:03 pm
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As someone who lived in

As someone who lived in Orangeburg briefly, I can say I am SHOCKED that this only lasted for 2 minutes. They must have been tired or it was slow night.

usapatriot
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usapatriot 01/25/11 - 07:06 pm
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Taylor B got it. Don't want

Taylor B got it. Don't want this? Close b4 2 AM.

milhouse
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milhouse 01/25/11 - 07:09 pm
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Love this quote on the WIS-TV

Love this quote on the WIS-TV website from an Orangeburg resident:

"People need to respect each other," said Collins. "We've got too many problems in this country to watch that on the news. We've got soldiers fighting a war and they fighting over pancakes."

gapeach70
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gapeach70 01/25/11 - 07:19 pm
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As someone who lived in

As someone who lived in Orangeburg for 16 years (until 2002) I can say I'm not at all surprised. I remember back in the '90's a local funeral home was set on fire during homecoming (and I think the home team won, which makes it more bizarre), so seeing this clip was of no surprise. Orangeburg was a rat-hole when I lived there, and I see nothing's changed.

gapeach70
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gapeach70 01/25/11 - 07:21 pm
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LOL Milhouse, you've got that

LOL Milhouse, you've got that right...

amgibson
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amgibson 01/25/11 - 07:25 pm
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...

...

amgibson
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amgibson 01/25/11 - 07:23 pm
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Pathetic. I won't say what

Pathetic. I won't say what I'm feeling because the Chronicle's internet task force would remove it within minutes. But, why would the paper even post this video and expect anything resembling a positive comment from it? That's how animals act. No regard to property or civil obedience, whatsoever.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/11 - 07:26 pm
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Corporate leaders looking at

Corporate leaders looking at that crowd. Heh, heh, heh. I can hear the conversation now. They would need a "Who Shot Boo" rendering of it.

gapeach70
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gapeach70 01/25/11 - 07:27 pm
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Did anyone understand a word

Did anyone understand a word that was being said? What's up with the security guard? He was walking around like he had no clue of what to do. Here's an idea: Call the cops!!

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/25/11 - 07:38 pm
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20% of the population and 80%

20% of the population and 80% of the Police reports - Call it what you want but something really needs to change. Absolutely NO personal acountability or responsibility.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/25/11 - 07:50 pm
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Don't use the word "animals"

Don't use the word "animals" in connection with these mob fightings!!
Animals have more sense than that - you are insulting the animal world with that comment!!!

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 01/25/11 - 07:59 pm
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You can take the hoodlums out

You can take the hoodlums out of the hood, but you cant take hood out of the hoodlums.......

xpresso1
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xpresso1 01/25/11 - 08:15 pm
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Stupid ignorant people who

Stupid ignorant people who have no morals or self respect.

momma_der_go_dat_man
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momma_der_go_dat_man 01/25/11 - 08:43 pm
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....WOW,...a new meaning for

....WOW,...a new meaning for IHOP---IGNORANT HOPELESS OFFENSIVE PEOPLE,...."Come git yer pancakes and a side order of ignorance!!!"

crackerjack
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crackerjack 01/25/11 - 08:47 pm
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And we wonder why our country

And we wonder why our country is going to H***!

Iamrightyouarewrong
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Iamrightyouarewrong 01/25/11 - 09:21 pm
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I knew my earlier comment

I knew my earlier comment would be removed quickly. The video says it all though.

Haki
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Haki 01/25/11 - 09:56 pm
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typical racist comments here!

typical racist comments here! Guess no one here will understand this State of the Union address.

jazzlover04
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jazzlover04 01/25/11 - 11:19 pm
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I agree haki, and this is NOT

I agree haki, and this is NOT typical behavior. Dumb remark! Why is color even an issue? Who cares? Do the people who make these remarks make the same argument when a Caucasian commits a crime? If not then what is your point? Heaven knows there are plenty enough not to be proud of!

Cadence
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Cadence 01/26/11 - 03:52 am
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Trash. I'm sorry but decent

Trash. I'm sorry but decent people do not act like that. It looks like the women are the primary instigators. And the loudest. Trash.

oldfella
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oldfella 01/26/11 - 06:10 am
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Finally Waffle House can get

Finally Waffle House can get out of the hot seat for having so many late night/early morning brawls. This didn't involve as many participants as the typical Waffle House brawl, but at least the sport is starting to get some well deserved recognition!

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