Fight Over Chuck E. Cheese Photo Booth Sparks Riot

Long line, man punches child, voila!
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2010 11:42 AM CST
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(Newser) – A birthday party at a Tennessee Chuck E. Cheese’s went horribly awry when a quarrel over the length of the photo booth line descended into chaotic violence. As the story goes, a girl complained that a group of people, there to celebrate a young boy's birthday, was hogging the booth at the restaurant-game center. The boy’s mother’s stepfather then clocked the girl, giving her a black eye. It went further downhill from there.

The police report describes a “malay”—their spelling—with panicked parents and children running hither and thither to escape the violence, reports the Huffington Post. Multiple combatants from both families face charges from inciting riot to threatening police to, of course, marijuana possession. While the young mother at the center of the fracas proclaims herself “embarrassed,” she says she didn't do anything. “Why would I fight if I’m pregnant?”

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