The Palin clan apparently had quite an eventful weekend.
Wonkette picked up unconfirmed reports from local bloggers about a snowmobile party Saturday night in Anchorage, Alaska, where attendees said some of the members of the Palin family allegedly jumped into a fistfight. Police later confirmed that members of the Palin family were indeed present at the rowdy party.
Here’s the unconfirmed scene, as described by Alaska blogger Amanda Coyne:
There’s some sort of unofficial birthday/Iron Dog-type/snowmachine party in Anchorage. A nice, mellow party, until the Palin’s show up. There’s beer, of course, and maybe other things. Which is all fine, but just about the time when some people might have had one too many, a Track Palin stumbles out of a stretch Hummer, and immediately spots an ex-boyfriend of Willow’s. Track isn’t happy with this guy, the story goes. There’s words, and more. The owner of the house gets involved, and he probably wished he hadn’t. At this point, he’s up against nearly the whole Palin tribe: Palin women screaming. Palin men thumping their chests. Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it’s something to hear when Sarah screams, “Don’t you know who I am!” And it was particularly wonderful when someone in the crowd screamed back, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!” No, it’s what happens when the former First Family of Alaska comes knocking. As people were leaving in a cab, Track was seen on the street, shirtless, flipping people off, with Sarah right behind him, and Todd somewhere in the foreground, tending to his bloody nose.
A neighbor, Charles Fryer, told the Alaska Dispatch News that he attended the party. Fryer described the shindig as a joint birthday party for Todd Palin, among others, and said Sarah Palin was present.
Fryer described the fight to the newspaper as a dog pile “like you see in a football game.”
The Anchorage Police Department confirmed to TPM that members of the Palin family were in attendance. Spokeswoman Jennifer Castro did not say whether the Palin family was directly involved in the brawl, however, as the case was still open.
Read the statement from APD below:
On Saturday, September 6, 2014 just before midnight Anchorage police responded to a report of a verbal and physical altercation taking place between multiple subjects outside of a residence located on the 900 block of Harbor Circle. A preliminary investigation by police revealed that a party had been taking place at a nearby residence and a fight had broken out between multiple subjects outside of the residence. At the time of the incident, none of the involved parties wanted to press charges and no arrests were made. However, the case is still an active investigation and is being reviewed by APD and the Municipal Prosecutors Office. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident. Some of the Palin family members were in attendance at the party.
This post has been updated.