Police Respond To Huge Brawl Between Autobot And Decepticon Fans At Transformers Film Associated Press - Hartland, TX At a special advanced screening event held for a charity benefit, police were called in to respond to a riotous brawl between "Autobot" and "Decepticon" fans in line for the new Transformers movie. Amongst those arrested, Chris Armstrong talked to the media to enlighten the representatives on just what the fight was about. "I was just in line waiting with my friends to be let in to the show when another group of fans wearing Decepticon ball caps and T-shirt logos came by us and tried to shove us out of line," Armstrong said. "They shouted slurs against the Autobots and said things like 'Optimus Prime sucks!' and that Michael Bay had betrayed the franchise. Our group [wearing Autobot regalia] responded by asking them why? 'Because Frank Welker wasn't cast as Megatron [the Decepticon Leader] and they totally rearranged the representation of his character for this movie? That's just because Decepticons are losers and they don't really matter anyway!" The verbal conflict escalated into shoving from there. Decepticon fan Brent Frosch said the Autobot fans were "a bunch of emo-newbies who had no appreciation for the rich historic legacy the Transformers franchise has enjoyed for the past twenty years and even [Optimus Prime voice actor] Peter Cullen failed to respect that, otherwise he would have refused to do this film." An Autobot fan responded, "Until all are one!" and shoved Frosch, who then slapped the other fan's glasses off by trying to bludgeon him with his pocket protector. This instigated a full-scale brawl as the other Autobot fans stepped forward to come to their partisan’s defense. Soon, over twenty people were engaged in the melee and the police made nineteen arrests. Some suspects were apprehended while talking to the officers’ patrol cars pleading with any who might be alien life-forms in disguise to intervene on their faction’s behalf. Officer Frank Pierce had never seen anything like it. “Before tonight I had no idea what a Decepticon was. I think my four-year-old son plays with them, but I never paid it that much attention. Now we’re going to have to photograph tattoos and treat these fans just like any other gang members. I never could have predicted this.” The Transformers movie opens in theaters everywhere on July 3.