Man says he was attacked for offering job to Easter Bunny's helper at Florence Mall

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - Shawnte Darden of West Price Hill said he was trying to be nice when he offered a job to a woman who takes photos for the Florence Mall Easter Bunny.

But that job offer prompted the woman's boyfriend to enter a jealous rage, Darden claims.

The fight was caught on camera and posted to Facebook over the weekend. Darden said the attack happened Saturday while he was working at a virtual reality store in the mall.

"They kept coming at me and I was like, 'I don't want to do this.' I kept telling them that but they kept rushing me," Darden said.

Darden said the incident started when approached the woman about a new job. She currently works as the Easter Bunny's photographer in the mall courtyard.

He admits that he and the woman may have gone outside to smoke together before the boyfriend, who also works at the mall, came to visit.

"I guess he got upset because I was talking to her," he said. "He came up to the job all upset."

After he and the boyfriend got into it, the boyfriend's brother jumped in the action as well.

No one was arrested.

Police said they did not see the fight, but told Darden he could file a complaint with the county attorney.

He said he took back the job offer to the man's girlfriend.

"I'm not going to hire her," he said.

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