Adult Brawl Breaks Out At Child’s First Birthday Party At Chuck E. Cheese’s

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What is it about kids’ birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese’s that causes the maturity level of the grown-ups in the room to plummet? Yesterday, customers called police to report a 50-person brawl inside one of the chain’s locations in Pittsburgh, which began with an argument over a 1-year-old’s birthday party. In the end, two people were arrested, and a bad example set for dozens of children on the scene.

Other customers told police that there were really only about 10 people involved in the fight, which started at a birthday party for a 1-year-old, but–let us emphasize again–only involved adults. In the end, two people were arrested for their involvement in the incident: one woman for starting the fight in the first place, and one man for public intoxication.

Franchisee-owned Chuck E. Cheese’s locations have the option of offering wine and beer if they want to; this might make performing robotic animals easier to deal with, but doesn’t help guests who might already be prone to misbehavior. Add party-planning pressure and real or perceived slights to the mix, and brawls happen.

It hasn’t even been a month since the last adult brawl elsewhere in the country: just two weeks ago, a location in Connecticut hired a security guard after a well-publicized fight broke out and was (naturally) captured on video.

Brawl Breaks Out At Chuck E. Cheese During 1-Year-Old’s Birthday Party [KDKA]