INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ( September 21st, 2015) - A viral video of two women fighting in an Indianapolis Walmart has been viewed on Facebook more than 70,000 times.
The fight allegedly happened on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at the intersection of East 38th Street and North Franklin Road. Walmart representatives said they are aware of the video and appropriate authorities have been contacted. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said they did not receive a police report and would not be able to move forward with charges because the women in the video have not been identified.
The Walmart on the city's northeast side, is the same location where a man was shot in the parking lot last month.
The viral video comes as city leaders in Beech Grove report a decrease in crime at their Walmart.
“We pushed the issue because they were draining our police resources. I would much rather have our police department out in our neighborhoods instead of at Walmart," Mayor Buckley said.
He said after the crime spike this summer, Walmart began working with the city to curb the violence and crimes. Mayor Buckley said from July 2014 - July 2015, crime in Beech Grove decreased nearly 9 percent. He said those numbers would have been lower if it were not for the problems at Walmart.
“Walmart spiked our crime reporting because of all the larcenies and shoplifting that occurs down there," said Mayor Buckley.
Still, the mayor said police runs to that Walmart have been significantly lower than this summer.