No charges for men caught on camera fighting over trading cards at Brookfield Target

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BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A fight outside a Brookfield Target over trading cards in early May led to national change.

Target stopped selling trading cards in person. But after a police investigation, no one was charged with a crime.

Video of the incident shows five people fighting, and police sent several charges to the Waukesha County district attorney.

But the DA says the video and witnesses don't make it clear a crime actually occurred. 

Video shows a group of guys chasing each other toward the entrance of the store and then off camera. They come back into view and then everyone scatters. A man dressed in all black is pointing a gun. 

Police say that man has a valid concealed carry license. 

The man says his opponents had put him in a headlock and he pulled out his gun because he thought he was going to pass out. 

Police arrested the people who chased the man in black, trying to figure out what was going on.

The fight stemmed over the demand for trading cards. 

It turns out the men had all seen each other at a different Target earlier in the day. 

The suspects accused the man in black of skipping their place in line at the first Target. 

Police sent the district attorney battery, strangulation and disorderly conduct charges, but the DA declined all of them, saying it appeared they were all fighting with each other and there was no clear aggressor. 

Target still sells trading cards, but online only, to protect its customers and employees.

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