Moment mother’s 50th descends into a drunken battleground in scenes likened to TV show ‘Shameless’
A 50th birthday party turned into scenes of violence – reminiscent of the TV show ‘Shameless’ – when a drunken brawl broke out over a ‘stolen’ e-cigarette.
Lisa Keegan had been celebrating the milestone with friends and family in her yard until her drunken bash turned sour when an argument turned into a huge fight.
Family friend Adam, 40, jokingly squeezed a teen’s vape device, but the situation quickly escalated after Lisa’s daughter’s boyfriend Tony stood up for him.
Lisa tried to break up the smoking pair but found herself in the middle of a scrap yard, with footage showing the two warring rivals punching each other.
They then fell to the ground, before wrestling each other in the grass, while Lisa and her other guests struggled to pull the pair apart in the midst of the fight.
The fight was sparked by Adam, pictured in the white t-shirt, jokingly grabbing an e-cigarette from a teenager who was also at the party. Tony, right, ended up punching his mother-in-law who yelled at him to stop
Lisa’s daughter Colleen, pictured, was pushed out of her seat during the fight as her mother screamed to help her break up the fight. Lancashire Police confirmed they attended the incident and took one of the men home
Tony, pictured center, and Adam, pictured left, started drunkenly punching each other while Lisa, right, tried to break them apart. Other guests then got involved in the all-out brawl during the drunken birthday party
Other guests at the drunken birthday party were forced to join in after a crowd gathered on the two men. A woman can be seen trying to hold off a third man while Lisa struggles with Tony and Adam on the floor
Tony, 52, starts waving wild punches at Lisa instead of the man he’d been fighting, causing her to yell “no, you’re hitting me.”
Colleen Jarvis, Lisa’s daughter, then falls backwards over a chair amid the chaos as other guests filming the incident begin to laugh.
Furious Lisa eventually separates the couple to gain control, before finally warning Tony by picking up a chair and waving it at him.
Lancashire Police have confirmed they were present at the alcohol incident, while the investigation was ongoing after escorting a man home.
The video, captioned “this is how birthday celebrations end,” was shared more than 13,000 times by Colleen and received 300 comments, with users finding the incident hilarious.
Lisa compared it to the BBC cult drama Shameless, but admitted it made her 50th birthday one she ‘will never forget’.
Lisa, from Colne, Lancashire, said: ‘You are only 50 once and this is certainly a birthday I will never forget! It was chaos.
“Adam was just turning people on, and he took an e-cigarette for a boy. Tony stood up for him, but instead of hitting Adam, he hit me.
“They couldn’t make a fist because everyone was so drunk. I was in the middle of breaking up with it, but I should have just left them alone.
“The video is hilarious. It’s like something out of Shameless. I was like Meme. When I fell backwards, I just started laughing. Even the dog barked to warn them.
“When I looked back, I thought ‘oh my days.’ I was humiliated. We’ve gotten a lot of criticism for it, but some people call me a legend. Many of my friends think it’s brilliant.’
The family say some neighbors found the whole incident hilarious, with Lisa’s Staffordshire bull terrier Star, nine, barking to get involved in the mess.
Tony laughed off the incident, joking that he’s “too old to fight” now, but says he’s grateful to the police for the “lift home.”
Tony said, ‘It’s funny looking back. My girlfriend fell over, Lisa screamed and screamed, everyone fell everywhere.
Tony, in the photo, has described the whole incident as “funny”, saying that Adam is a “nice boy” and that they both had too much to drink. His friend Colleen fell off her chair during the fight, which also involved the family dog
Adam and Tony say they’ve made up for it since the incident, describing it as “shadow boxing” and a “real drunken mess.” Other members of the party can be heard laughing as the fight breaks out
Lisa, pictured, said her birthday party was one she would ‘never forget’ and even compared it to the BBC’s iconic sitcom ‘Shameless’
The pair began to struggle to the ground after both of them failed to deliver a single blow, staggering around drunk before falling over. Adam later claimed it was the first time he’d been outside in five years
Lisa’s Staffordshire bull terrier Star, nine, even started barking to get involved in the mess, which neighbors and other guests found hilarious
Adam was cocky, but we were all confused. It was funnier than anything. He’s not my size, but I know him. He’s a nice boy.’
Despite the police being called to the scene, both Tony and Adam say they made up for it by the end of the night.
Adam, who claims he hadn’t drunk in the past five years, admitted the fight was a “drunken mess.”
He said, “It was more like shadow boxing. We had one too many, then a few crosswords and that’s what happens.
‘I didn’t mean any malicious intent. And we laughed and joked about it later. It was more of a drunken fit than anything else.
“I’ve done worse, and that’s why I don’t drink. It’s the first time I drank in five years. We sat in the heat, drank gin and then it all went on. At least people could laugh about it.’
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: ‘We were called to a building on Slater Avenue in Colne at 7pm on May 28 due to reports of two men fighting.
“One man has been transported home and the investigation is ongoing.”