Dozens of people were caught on camera in a massive street brawl that broke out outside an apartment complex after woman beat a man with a baseball bat.
Police say a fight began between three teenage girls, but soon escalated into what is seen in the video, with the incident being investigated as an aggravated assault.
The mobile phone footage was recorded by a witness on Monday evening, outside a residence in southeast Houston, in the US, before it was shared to social media.
The clip shows one of the girls taking a baseball bat and swinging at a man a number of times, as a crowd of onlookers watch.
The man then retaliates, punching the woman at least two times, before onlookers become involved.
In seconds, the altercation erupts into an all-in brawl that spills onto the street.
Investigators have identified the man in the video as Samuel Lee Smith, 28, according to Fox 26 in Houston.
- Suspected murder-suicide victim’s chilling poem before her death
- Trainee pilot and instructed in critical condition after plane crash
- The very convincing scam targeting Telstra customers
- Ex-underworld figure’s chilling deathbed confession
He reportedly got a lump on his arm as a result of the incident and told local reporters he intended to press charges.
Police say Mr Smith reportedly tried to break up an earlier fight between the girls by hiding his 18-year-old niece inside his apartment, before two other girls, aged 16 and 20, confronted him.
No arrests have been made and police told local news outlets that the incident remains under investigation.