Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against a Las Vegas man and his sister and brother-in-law in connection with a family brawl at Disneyland that was captured on video that went viral.
Avery Desmond-Edwinn Robinson, 35, along with his sibling, Andrea Nicole Robinson, 40, and her husband Daman Petrie, 44, both of Compton, face various counts stemming from the July 5 fight and an off-camera incident with security guards at the Anaheim theme park, according to Kimberly Edds, a spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
The complaint lists four children as victims, along with two security guards and the girlfriend of Avery Robinson, who is being held without bail.
He faces seven years and four months in prison if convicted of one felony count each of domestic battery with corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury on his girlfriend and assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of criminal threats, along with five counts of battery and four counts of child abuse and endangerment, all misdemeanors.
Robinson pleaded not guilty and was ordered to return to court July 31 for a pretrial hearing in the North Justice Center in Fullerton. Court records show he has a prior conviction in October 2015 in Nevada Superior Court for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
An arraignment date has yet to be set for the other two defendants as they are not in custody.
Robinson’s sister is charged with four misdemeanor counts of battery for allegedly attacking her brother, his girlfriend and a Disneyland security guard, and a misdemeanor count of assault on her brother’s girlfriend. She faces 2 1/2 years in jail if convicted.
Petrie is charged with one count of battery on his brother-in-law’s girlfriend, who was punched in the face during the scrum, and faces up to six months in jail if convicted, Edds said.
It’s unclear what touched off the fight, which broke out in Toontown and sprawled out onto the Main Street in the famous theme park, but several Disneyland visitors tried to stop it, Edds said. One theme park guest put Avery Robinson in a chokehold, she said, and one of the children with the family was carried away from the brawl.
When security guards asked the family to leave, there was more violence, Edds alleged. Avery Robinson is accused of attempting to hit a security guard with his vehicle as he drove away and allegedly threatened to kill his sister and Petrie as he simulated having a gun in his hand, Edds said.