CHINO - A large fight broke out between dozens of parents Saturday at a youth football game at Ayala Park and officers donned riot helmets to deal with the combatants.
"We only had our helmets on for our protection because when you get a call of a fight between two and three hundred people, you want to be protected," said police Sgt. Frank Mena.
No one was seriously injured during the fisticuffs, and most of the battling parents ran off as officers made their way into the park, Mena said.
Hundreds of people from around the Southland, including Alhambra, Bell Gardens and Huntington Park, were at the park taking part in what apparently was a playoff game, said Mena.
Shortly before 3 p.m., police received several calls reporting hundreds of adults who were watching a game involving players from Alhambra brawling.
The city the other team was from was not immediately clear.
No arrests were made, and no serious injuries were reported.