“She got on the carousel, bent down and picked up a baggie full of… some white substance,” the mom tells St. Louis’ KTVI about what her 4-year-old daughter discovered at Chuck E. Cheese’s. “My guess would be a bag of… dope.”
She says that when she brought it to the manager, “he didn’t want to call the cops or anything.”
According to the mom, the manager told her, “There are five birthday parties going on right now. If they come they’re going to shut us down.”
And so, she threw the baggie away as the manager requested.
In a statement to KTVI, Chuck E. Cheese’s HQ writes:
“We are aware that a guest found an unknown substance in our Chuck E. Cheese’s location in Fairview Heights, IL on Sunday evening. Our store management personnel were notified and the substance was immediately disposed of by the guest. As such, law enforcement could not verify the nature of the substance.”
The police have since begun investigating the matter.