Walmart fighters apologize after video becomes viral

Two women seen grappling with one another inside a crowded Walmart claim they both acted in self-defense.

DEER PARK, Texas —Two women seen fighting inside a crowded Deer Park Walmart claim they both acted in self-defense.

The video of the fight went viral online. It shows Jessica Albitz head-butting Alice Keener after the two women traded insults with one another.

"If I could take it back, I'd take it back," said Keener, a grandmother of four who was working in the Jackson Hewitt kiosk on the day of the confrontation.

Keener claimed she was helping one of her customers when Albitz began calling her names. Then came the head butt that Keener said pushed her over the edge.

"I stepped out of character. My emotions overtook me."

Police arrested Albitz Tuesday and charged her with misdemeanor assault. The 37-year-old spoke out before she was apprehended and called the charges against her unfair.

"Why would I be charged without her being charged with anything?" asked Albitz.

She said the fight stemmed from an incident a few days earlier when Keener insulted her husband.

"She came out of her cubicle," said Albitz. "She verbally abused my husband."

But it may have just been a big misunderstanding according to Keener.

"I was making a joke," said Keener. "It was a conversation between myself and my co-worker."

The fight lasted just a few seconds. But what worries both women now is the video that will live on much longer.

Both women said they regretted their actions and apologized for what they did.

Keener said she just wants to move on.

"I forgive her. I forgive myself. I'm done with it."


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