"I mean, there was just so many of them".
A video of the brawl was posted to Facebook Sunday evening and showed the melee with multiple youths punching and kicking the victims as well as pulling out pieces of their hair. No one really intervened.
Captain Jay Rodriguez of Fort Myers Police Department said: "a call regarding a disturbance involving a group of young women in front of Victoria's Secret at the Edison Mall in Fort Myers was received at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. No one tried to break it up". One woman, pushing a child in a stroller, appears to kick another woman in the head while she was unable to get up.
A man who was standing near the fight then grabbed onto the stroller.
"She pulled the baby over and kicked her in the face and took off running - left the baby", witness David Milburn told NBC 2 News.
"The baby was there all by itself, you know", Milburn said. Fort Myers Police told Florida Today that the fight was over by the time officers responded.
The fight was allegedly fueled by the murder of Samuel Jones, who was shot and killed in Lehigh Acres Saturday.
LCSO officials says while they don't believe the wife of Lt. Pakulis was involved in posting the message, they will still conduct an internal investigation.