Police: Mom Waved Gun in Chuck E. Cheese Feud
Tawana Bourne is arrested, was there with her kid
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 5, 2013 2:30 PM CST
This undated handout image provided by CEC Entertainment Inc. shows an image from the company's new Chuck E. Cheese, national ad campaign.    (AP Photo/CEC Entertainment Inc)

(Newser) – Bad: A spat at a Connecticut restaurant prompted a 30-year-old woman to whip out a semiautomatic handgun and load it, police say. Worse: The restaurant was Chuck E. Cheese. Worst: Tawana Bourne was there with her child, the Hartford Courant reports. She's out on $50,000 bail after allegedly threatening another woman yesterday who was also there with a child; Bourne is being charged with second-degree threatening, breach of peace, reckless endangerment, and putting a minor at risk. Police confiscated the gun and Bourne's permit for it. No word on what the fight was about.

The incident led Chuck E. Cheese to issue a long statement, notes NBC Connecticut, which reads in part: "In all of our stores around the country we display very visible signs prohibiting entry with weapons or firearms without exception. While the patron in question has a valid State of Connecticut pistol permit, she was in clear violation of this order on private property and our staff acted accordingly."

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Feb 7, 2013 8:05 AM CST
Metal dectors at all Chuck E. Cheese?
Feb 6, 2013 3:28 PM CST
where did this sick beatch get $50,000 for bail?
Feb 5, 2013 6:05 PM CST
Perhaps the result of a quite rational fear of giant mice. Lookit the size of him! We're gonna need a bigger trap.