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Main Event Melee Results in Felony Charges

Updated: Mar 4

By: ABQ RAW staff

POSTED: 03/03/2023 at 2:15PM

Albuquerque - On February 26th, 2023, a popular hangout location for families turned into a brawl that involved patrons and an IPS armed security guard. According to an APD criminal complaint, a man was at Main Event when some underage kids were entering into his bowling lane while he tried to bowl with his family. He notified security guards and he exchanged words with 34-year-old Antoine Morris of Rio Rancho. Antoine Morris identified himself as the uncle of the kids.


The complaint goes on to state that the victim was being called a racist by the juveniles because the victim reported them and their behavior to security. However, it is believed that he was simply asking security or Main Event for additional assistance in getting the juveniles to stop entering their lane, so they could continue to bowl.

Morris approached the victim and said "what are you looking at." Morris and the victim had a verbal altercation that led to a physical one inside the Main Event. Morris allegedly used some "busted glass" against the victim. The victim needed 9 stitches at a local hospital as a result of the incident. Witnesses described Morris as having dreadlocks and wearing a red jumpsuit. We observed a social media video that has since been taken down of an IPS security officer trying to calm the situation, but ended up being jumped by a crowd during the incident. The security officer could be seen being pushed to the ground and kicked while he was on the ground. Once he finally got back to his feet, he could be seen armed with a knife and is seen pushing a man in a red jumpsuit toward the front doors.

Main Event staff immediately cleaned up the blood and glass from the area of the fight, which prevented physical evidence from being collected by APD. Morris was later arrested on March 2nd, 2023, by APD. He has a criminal history dating back to 2011. Most of the cases were dismissed because of uncooperative witnesses and prosecutors not wanting to prosecute the cases.

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