Family members seen brawling at Disneyland in viral footage face criminal charges

Three family members involved in a physical altercation at California's Disneyland Park earlier this month now face criminal charges stemming from the incident.

Avery Robinson, 35, his sister, Andrea Robinson, 40, and her husband, Daman Petrie, 44, were charged in connection with the July 6 melee, which was caught on camera, the Orange County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

Footage of the fight, which was widely shared on social media, allegedly shows Avery Robinson, of Las Vegas, Nev., attack his sister, brother-in-law and girlfriend in Mickey's Toon Town, an area of the theme park catering to younger visitors, while bystanders watch in horror.

Adult parkgoers and employees broke up the brawl before Anaheim police arrived on the scene. Disneyland security escorted the family out of the park to a parking structure to retrieve their vehicles, according to the district attorney. 

While leaving the premises, Avery Robinson is accused of attempting to hit a Disneyland employee with his vehicle and threatening to kill his sister and her husband while simulating a gun with his hand.

Prosecutors argue Robinson's actions endangered his own child, as well as three other children who were at Disneyland with the family when the fight broke out. He faces five felony counts, including domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon and nine misdemeanors and faces up to seven years and four months in state prison, if convicted.

"The Orange County District Attorney's Office does not tolerate domestic violence or child endangerment anywhere," said D.A. Todd Spitzer.

Andrea Robinson, of Compton, faces five misdemeanors, including four charges of battery for attacking her brother, Avery, his girlfriend and a Disneyland employee. She faces a maximum of 2.5 years in jail if convicted on all counts.

Daman Petrie, also of Compton, faces one misdemeanor count of battery for allegedly punching Avery Robinson’s girlfriend in the face during the altercation. He faces a maximum of six months in jail if convicted.

In a statement following the incident, a Disneyland official admonished the family, stating, "We do not condone this behavior."

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