‘Folding chair man’ seen waving furniture in viral Alabama waterfront brawl turns himself in to cops a week after huge scuffle with enraged white boaters after being asked to leave reserved dock
A man who became known as the ‘folding chair man’ following a viral brawl on an Alabama dock has turned into cops.
Reggie Ray, 42, faces disorderly conduct charges following the melee, after four other people have also been arrested and charged in connection with the melee over the past three weeks.
In shocking footage seen by millions of people online, Ray appeared to swing a folding chair wildly at a group of white boaters after they went into a furious frenzy.
The scuffle reportedly started when the group of white boaters became furious after being told to move their boat on the dock to make way for a river boat.
Ray’s surrender comes days after authorities in Alabama announced charges against three white men, Richard Roberts, 48, Alan Todd, 23, and Zachary Shipman, 25. Another woman, Mary Todd, 21, was also arrested and police ordered Ray to turn around. for questioning as they announced the arrests.
Reggie Ray, 42, has been charged with disorderly conduct following the viral brawl
Video of the scuffle shared on social media shows horrific scenes of violence, with parties apparently split on racial lines – although it’s not yet clear whether the melee was aggravated by race.
Men are seen gouging out their eyes and punching themselves in the head, and several people use folding chairs as weapons – including a man who leaves a knocked woman on the ground after beating her with the seat.
Multiple angles of the savage brawl have emerged after it was shared widely on social media last month.