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Where a Kid Can Be Blinded

250px-Chuckecheese.gifPolice aren’t sure what sparked a brawl among 80 people Saturday night at Chuck E Cheese in Flint, Michigan.

The first call came in at 8:53 p.m. concerning a fight among three teenage girls at the pizza parlor. A Genesee County Sheriff’s paramedic and state troopers quickly got the fight under control, and canceled other officers headed that way to back them up.
But a few minutes later, the officers sent out a second call as the fight erupted again, and quickly turned into “a knock-down, drag-out between 75 and 80 people,” said Flint Township police Sgt. Tim Jones.
Police from around the county poured into the restaurant shortly after 9 p.m. trying to control the crowd.
Pepper spray used to control the crowd may have added to the uproar.
“The biggest thing we did was just try to control the crowd. Once pepper has been sprayed, it’s floating in the air so we called in for medical help in clearing it. If people aren’t used to pepper spray, they get pretty scared and angry,” said Jones.

“If people aren’t used to pepper spray?” Who the hell gets used to pepper spray? We’re talking about a Chuck E. Cheese, here — ski ball, video games, and animatronic characters — not a freakin’ prison courtyard. Even in Flint, Michigan, it’s hard to imagine the diners at a family restaurant wouldn’t freak the shit out when the place was doused with pepper spray, though I bet it did add some much needed flavor to their pizza pies.

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Chuck E. Cheese are known in certain areas as being trouble. There is one in Milwaukee that had to increase security for this type of problem. I guess I don't really know why people feel they have to fight there.

Listen. I'm a parent, so I have been forced to attend a couple of "events" at a Chuck E. Cheese here in Syracuse. It does not matter what city the Chuck E. Cheese is in. "Where a kid can be a kid"? Sure. But what they don't tell you is that every single Chuck E. Cheese is located on a hellmouth. Look it up. I do not lie. Pepper spray is nothing. Those cops did what they had to do. Trust.

Why in God's name couldn't this have happened before Michael Moore's movie was made. I would love me some big screen Chuck E Cheese fighting through the lens of MM.

Well, at least their pizza will have some taste now.