A brawl broke out at a LA Fitness gym in Roseville, Minn. last Sunday.
The fight reportedly began on the gym's basketball court, but spilled over into the main fitness area, noted TwinCities.com (videos below).
Police say four males were fighting with another male on the court and chased him into the main area where a LA Fitness manager told the man to stay by the front desk.
“People were actually throwing two and a half, five, 10 pound weights within the building,” Roseville Police Lt. Lorne Rosand told CBS Minnesota (video below).
Ali Yusuf Barre, Abdirashid Yasin Duad and Mohamed Awil Suleiman were charged with disorderly conduct and participation in a riot.
Police responded to 147 incidents at the gym in 2013.
“It’s gotten to the point that [the gym] is bordering on a public nuisance,” added Lt. Rosand.
Police say the club refuses to put in security cameras or hire security guards.
“They don’t want to take any proactive measures to prevent theft in the parking lot or inside,” stated Lt. Rosand.