: the brawl
that broke out Saturday night at the Chuck E. Cheese franchise near South County Mall
. This was between adults, mind you. Even celeb gossip queen Perez Hilton
has blogged about it.
According to KMOV Channel 4's web story
, "Police said they've had similar issues in the past at this restaurant. (They've also had an alleged boob-groping incident
that we covered). Exhibit B
: on Sunday night, shots were fired and one person hospitalized at a franchise in Toledo, Ohio. Here's the story
: last week, a surveillance video
from a Chuck E. Cheese in Indianapolis shows a lady apparently prodding a little girl to snatch a purse from a booth. Click here
for the video and the story. Exhibit D
: on Feb. 13, four people got charged for a fistfight
in a Memphis, Tennessee franchise. A local news web site quoted a police report as saying
"The customers and children began panicking and fleeing the scene to avoid getting involved."
All this is, apparently, not unheard of. The Wall Street Journal
ran a piece
about two years ago concerning violence at Chuck E. Cheese franchises,
the sub-head of which was: "Kid-Centric Pizza Parlors Become Stage for
Adult Bad Behavior, as Mama-Bear Instincts Kick In and Fights Break
Unabashed racial agitator James Edwards
, who bills himself "America's most controversial radio talk show host," thinks the Chuck E. Cheese problem is all about -- surprise! -- race
. Writes Edwards:
Blacks are going to put them out of business by scaring off the decent
customers who don't want their kids to wind up in the middle of a
ghetto rumble.Daily RFT
just wants to know: between shootings, theft and racism, where exactly can "a kid be a kid"
What the eff is going on with all the Chuck E. Cheese mayhem across the Midwest in the last couple weeks?