8 arrested for assault and resisting arrest in Torrance mall fight

Two sale-hungry women took power shopping to a new level this weekend when eight people were arrested at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance after a crowd of 300 to 400 people gathered outside a movie theater to watch the women fight over clothes. The L.A. Times reports that six adults and two juveniles were arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest after the fight.

According to reports, when police arrived to break up the brawl at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, friends of the combatants began fighting with officers and because of the size of the crowd, all available Torrance units were called. They had to also had to call for backup from units in Hawthorne, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Gardena, El Camino College and El Segundo.

Two Torrance officers were injured, Anderson said. One was hit in the face, and the other hurt his knee. Assaulting a police officer is a felony and if convicted, could subject a person to prison time.

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