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Shut down Chuck E. Cheese!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=529383 (via The Obscure Store)

    A Milwaukee alderman wants to shut down a south side Chuck E. Cheese's, the family-themed pizza joint better known for its arcade games and jungle gyms than its armed guards.

    "I feel that that Chuck E. Cheese's is a threat to the health, safety and welfare of the community," said 14th District Ald. Tony Zielinski. "In fact, a police officer I talked to said it could be just a matter of time until a shooting takes place."

    Police were called to the restaurant chain's 2701 S. Chase Ave. location 18 times in June and July on calls ranging from theft and car burglaries to a fight involving 40 people that took 11 officers and three police sergeants to defuse.
    Police who went to the scene were threatened, and one officer was hit by a steel napkin dispenser thrown by a teenager on one side of the fight at someone on the other, according to police reports.

    Around the same time, restaurant security began carrying guns, Zielinski said.
    On Oct. 6 at the Bay View location, an argument that broke out between two teenagers over an arcade basketball game ended in a melee with nearly 20 people involved. The two women who called police that day agree the location is a trouble spot.

    "Oh, my God, I'll never go back there again," said Veronica Grady, who was about to sing "Happy Birthday" to her 9-year-old daughter when the fight erupted. "They were throwing pans at each other, napkin holders, everything."
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Chuck E. Cheese, where a kid can be a thug.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    This never happened at Showbiz Pizza. They patted you down to check for weapons at the door.

  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I knew there was a reason I never took my boys there for their birthday parties.
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    This is a situation which this particular restaurant could have prevented at the start. But they didn't, and this is what they're left with.

    You start seeing teen-agers hang out in there, it's not a healthy prognosis. So you discourage it. Period.

    My daughter had some great birthday parties at a Chuck E. Cheese where this sort of thing would never have happened.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    It goes deeper than that. The staff has problems of its own.

  7. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Brilliance through Google Images. ;)
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    They have been attracting a bad crowd lately.

  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What do you expect when you're led by a rodent?
  10. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Maybe the "two drink minimum" policy was a bad idea! [/rimshot]
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    DAMN those red Xs! They make trouble wherever they go!
  12. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    One question:
    What the hell are teenagers doing at a Chuck E. Cheese?!
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