Argument about blown call in pick-up basketball game goes next level when dudes start throwing weights

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Also, don’t bring weapons to a pick-up basketball game because there are plenty around.

An LA Fitness in Minneapolis turned into a WWE hardcore rules match over the weekend all because of a blown call in a basketball game.

On Sunday, city police responded to a call involving 10-15 people fighting at the gym’s Cleveland Avenue location. It started all on the basketball court over a call and escalated, moving into the main fitness area.

“People were actually throwing two and a half, five, 10 pound weights within the building,” said Police Lt. Lorne Rosand.

Were the weights thrown with proper form? It makes a difference if you’re really going for maximum distance and maximum pain upon impact. Please see a gym trainer to sign up for a free consultation on weight-tossing mechanics.

This recent fight is just part of a bigger problem. Police say the gym has been plagued with crime in recent years. Roseville police responded to 147 incidents there in 2013. They’ve already had 24 incident this year.

Maybe instead of hiring security the gym needs permanent zebras in the basketball area. Just a thought.

Big Gym Fight Has Police Hoping LA Fitness Beefs Up Security [CBS Minnesota]