There are food fights, there there’s what happened in a four-day span at several Fort Mill eateries.
Fort Mill police were dispatched Jan. 29 to Mulligans Sports Bar & Grille to handle a fight in progress. They arrived at about 6:30 p.m., per the police report, to find a man with blood on his clothes and hands. They handcuffed him and another man.
Vincent James Muccio, 26, told police he was in an ongoing feud with the other man and had too much to drink before seeing him in the bar, the report states. Muccio then allegedly began punching the other man, causing a cut to his lip and inside his mouth. The victim and several witnesses, along with surveillance footage, offered the same version of events, according to the report.
Muccio was charged with assault and battery, and disorderly conduct. The victim required 14 stitches to his upper lip.
It wasn’t the first incident at a local eating establishment.
At about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 25, officers responded to Empire Pizza after a call about a fight in progress. Many people were getting into their cars and leaving when police arrived, according to a report. An employee told police a fight occurred and pointed out a man who the employee said tried to force his way back into the bar to fight more patrons after being told to leave.
The man told police he was only there 20 minutes and didn’t know anything about any fighting. He was, according to the police report, “extremely intoxicated” and gave multiple stories of where he was and what he was doing. He was arrested for public disorderly conduct after multiple witnesses told police he was the aggressor.
A woman also told police the incident started when the man began groping her and her friends intervened. She didn’t, however, want to press charges.
Later that same day, just after 6 p.m., officers responded to Hardee’s on Tom Hall Street. Two employees had been separated by the time officers arrived. A drive-thru customer told police she didn’t see who started the fight, but saw two employees, both female, fighting from the opposite side of the drive-thru window, according to a report.
Both of the employees said they were arguing and the fight began. One claimed the other punched her first, the other that she was pushed before punching her co-worker.
Both had minor injuries to their faces and fingernails. Police reviewed security footage and saw the argument, then the fight. Police determined, according to their report, the fight was “mutual combat.”
A manager opted not to press charges, but told police the employees would work opposite shifts.