10:55 PM PST -- Dan just tweeted: We're sorry Storage Wars fans! Violence is never the answer, it's not OK. We were attacked & did what anyone would do. #StopBullying
We just obtained video of the massive brawl that erupted on the "Storage Wars" set ... and it's as crazy as we first heard.
Short story ... Dan Dotson, the auctioneer, missed a bid. Producers needed to make things right, so they told Dave Hester -- a regular on the show who often bids on storage lockers -- to tell Dave about his oversight. Dan ignored Dave, so producers told Dave to persist. And that's when all hell broke loose.
The video shows how heated things got ... Laura, Dan's wife, is ballistic at Dave for knocking her to the ground.
In the end, Dave was kicked off the set and went to the hospital for a tetanus shot because Laura scratched him, drawing blood.
Production was halted. Take that, Real Housewives.