Fists, chairs fly between CA country club members

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 2/19/2013 5:20 pm

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — A weekend homeowners association meeting at a seemingly genteel Palm Springs-area country club turned into an all-out brawl when fists — and even chairs — flew between members.

Riverside County sheriff's Deputy Myling Bordeau told the Desert Sun on Tuesday that the rumble erupted when some members were unhappy with the winner in a board of directors election at The Springs Country Club in Rancho Mirage, a private golf and tennis club and gated community.

Bordeau says the Sunday meeting first just featured yelling and pushing, but then escalated to tackling, punching and chair-throwing. A club security guard pulled his gun from his holster, but kept it at its side.

Two people were taken to the hospital, one who complained of pain and another who had a seizure.


Information from: The Desert Sun,


©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.