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‘Shock’ as baby shower turns violent
Boston Herald ^ | 1/14/13 | Laurel Sweet

Posted on 01/14/2013 8:43:00 AM PST by raccoonradio

The guest of honor at a Stoughton baby shower that deteriorated into a bottle-bashing, chair-smashing brawl between as many as 200 people Saturday night tearfully told the Herald yesterday that gate-crashers and cops with stun guns ruined her special night and terrified the guests.

“My niece got shoved across the room. She’s only 2 months old. A kid got hit in the head with a table. I was very scared. It’s still a shock to me,” said Maria Depina, 22, of Brockton, who blamed the chaos at Club Luis De Camoes on party crashers “we didn’t even know” and overly aggressive cops.

“I didn’t even get to cut the cake,” lamented Depina, who is eight months pregnant with her first child, a daughter, and was celebrating with 180 guests, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a cash bar.

Depina’s older brother, Paulo Pires Depina, 24, was one of three Brockton men who’ll be arraigned today in Stoughton District Court on charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. A 14-year-old from Brockton was booked on similar charges.

Depina said her brother became angry and “flipped a table” after his 6-month-old also “got thrown across the room.”

“My brother got Tased right in front of me and a police officer pushed me on top of him,” she claimed. “(The police) could have done a better job.”

Stoughton police Executive Officer Robert Devine dismissed Depina’s finger-pointing as “nonsense, absolute nonsense. They started fighting with each other. That’s why we responded.”

Devine said the crowd was so out of control that Stoughton cops had to call for backup from the state police, Canton, Easton and Randolph police departments, as well as the Norfolk Sheriff’s Department.

“The behavior was appalling. It was absolutely appalling. There’s just no other way to put it,” Devine told the Herald. “The worst part was there was a lot of children. Our officers were concerned about the safety of the little ones, while the people who were fighting apparently could have cared less. They were swinging chairs and smashing bottles.”

Devine said it all apparently started when one man was “sucker punched” so hard his head bled.

He said he had no report of Depina’s brother being zapped with a stun gun, but said police did shock another man they arrested, Patrick Cardoso Lopes, 24, of Brockton. Also arrested was Aderito Lopes Deandrade, 22, of Brockton.

Devine said in using stun guns, his officers “went with the less-lethal option. The officers exercised extreme restraint. It was a chaotic scene. It was probably one of the more 
dangerous ones they’ve been in.”

TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: babyshower; trash; violent
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To: raccoonradio

61 posted on 01/14/2013 10:39:59 AM PST by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: raccoonradio

Can’t wait till crime reports filter in from baby’s first birthday party.

Perhaps they may have an open bar?

Someone better alert the local Chuck E. Cheese’s. This crowd sounds like a good choice for a Chuck E. Cheese/brawl - a - thon.

62 posted on 01/14/2013 10:40:29 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: dblshot
This is what happens when you outlaw dwarf tossing at parties.

Naw, this was the Festivus Feats of Strength.

They were seeing who could lift the anchor baby.

63 posted on 01/14/2013 10:45:29 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: raccoonradio

A perfect example of “Awwwwwwwww....” and shock.
(Rather than shock and awe)

64 posted on 01/14/2013 10:46:38 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: RingerSIX
I’ve never heard of a baby shower that didn’t have fewer than 20 women; as guests of whomever had the nicer home. They dress nice, pinky-sip tea, and talk about secret women things. Viva la difference. (At least that’s all they let on to us menfolk)

The times they are a'changing.


65 posted on 01/14/2013 10:52:04 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: wideawake

I’m betting there is no “husband”, she has the same last name as her brother.

66 posted on 01/14/2013 11:16:49 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: GreenHornet; Mr. K

Make that:

“My Big Fat Anchor Baby Shower”

Probably gonna collect welfare for it in three different names.

67 posted on 01/14/2013 11:33:00 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: raccoonradio

Doesn’t Chuck E Cheese serve booze?

68 posted on 01/14/2013 11:38:53 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RingerSIX
At least that’s all they let on to us menfolk

Mrs WBill had 4 or 5 (different, friends, family).

I went.... well, was arm-twisted into going... to one. That was enough for me, for at least the next 30-odd years.

And your characterization was approximately right. I would up hanging out with the husband of the lady who threw the party. Pleasant fellow. We both agreed that the food was good, but could have skipped out on all the rest of the activities.

69 posted on 01/14/2013 11:55:56 AM PST by wbill
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To: ArrogantBustard
Third World USA.

Third world would be a step up for Brockton!

70 posted on 01/14/2013 12:00:56 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: raccoonradio; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
Possible causes:

-Russian cable installers.
-Cake on a shirt.
-A jilted date.

I'll go with the date.

71 posted on 01/14/2013 2:26:22 PM PST by Gamecock ( If we distort the gospel, that distortion will influence and affect everything else that we believe)
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Shiek? LOL.

You mean chic? :)

72 posted on 01/15/2013 12:33:53 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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Yeah, that’s the one, thanks!

73 posted on 01/15/2013 6:27:17 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset

Ever since Rocky Marciano left the planet, Brockton has been out of control. The local Portagees had better send down to Fall River for some social interaction coaches, and maybe get some documentation going. Illegal aliens from the Portuguese Islands should know it ain’t cool to act like illegal aliens from some other places we might be unfashionable enough to name.

74 posted on 01/15/2013 12:31:23 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Say, what the hell happened to Reggie Love? Who's in the playroom with Barry now?)
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