Video: Violent fight caught on camera; Man arrested
A violent fight that was recently caught on camera led to the arrest of a 22-year-old man, according to police.
The video, which was posted on a public Facebook page, had more than 400,000 views as of Tuesday night.
Providence police told NBC 10 News that the fight happened outside of a gentlemen's club called Wonderland on Allens Avenue at around 2 a.m. on July 22.
The video shows a group of approximately eight men yelling before fists fly.
In the video, a man is seen knocked out by a punch.
Moments later, one of the men involved in the altercation makes his way toward the motionless victim and appears to stomp on his head.
While multiple people continued recording the incident, the same man approached the victim again and apparently delivers a kick to the area of his head.
After that, the man seen stomping and kicking appears to be checking the victim's pockets.
According to a police report, officers found the victim bleeding from the face with serious head injuries. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by ambulance.
There's no official word on his condition and his identity hasn't been released.
Prior to the brawl, police said several men started fighting inside Wonderland.
Officers said staff kicked them out, but the fight continued on the sidewalk.
Police said they later arrested Fantasia.
Investigators said Fantasia told police, "OK, you got me," after being pulled over on Rhodes Street about a block away.
Police eventually tackled Fantasia on Public Street after they said he attempted to run away. Court documents indicate that he was held without bail.
Police said they're looking at the fight video closely, but they haven't said whether Fantasia is seen in it.
Meanwhile, Wonderland managers told NBC 10 they're cooperating with police. Other than that, they're not commenting because the investigation is ongoing.