A six-year-old's birthday party at a recreational bounce complex was going just fine.
There was cake. Happy little kids. And of course "Buddy," the facility's big-dog mascot, showed up to lend an extra shot of levity to the festivities.
But once friction developed among adult family members on hand — apparently over who was and wasn't supposed to be invited, police said — what began as a fun night at the Jump Yard in Ohio took a nasty turn.
Police said one couple left the party room for the parking lot where they said they found their car tires slashed, reported WKYC-TV in Cleveland, and returned to the room to question those in the group of about 20.
Then, for the next minute and a half, it's on.
Adults, several of whom are holding toddlers in their arms, are seen in the party room's surveillance video arguing and shoving and punching — and right in front of "Buddy," no less.
Some adults attempt to take children away from the melee, including one staff member in a yellow T-shirt who grabs and pulls one to a safer spot.
Another adult is seen mobbed and thrown against a wall by several others while a woman is shoved to the ground and punched and kicked.
One guy decided to go shirtless for the brawl (in photo below, far left) while a woman takes off her jacket.
Police arrested Marlow Knowles and Carolyn Standberry for assault, WKYC reported, adding that there are other guilty parties out there.
Here's the report from WKYC:
Here's the surveillance video: