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Brawl Breaks Out at Chuck E Cheese in Michigan

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The first call came in at 8:53 p.m. concerning a fight among three teenage girls at the pizza parlor. A Genesee County Sheriff's paramedic and state troopers quickly got the fight under control, and canceled other officers headed that way to back them up.

But a few minutes later, the officers sent out a second call as the fight erupted again, and quickly turned into "a knock-down, drag-out between 75 and 80 people," said Flint Township police Sgt. Tim Jones.

Police from around the county poured into the restaurant shortly after 9 p.m. trying to control the crowd.

Officers from Burton, Swartz Creek and the townships of Mundy, Clayton and Flint assisted county and state police officers.

Pepper spray used to control the crowd may have added to the uproar.

"The biggest thing we did was just try to control the crowd. Once pepper has been sprayed, it's floating in the air so we called in for medical help in clearing it. If people aren't used to pepper spray, they get pretty scared and angry," said Jones.

Jones said he didn't believe anyone was injured during the mess. The restaurant was shut down at 9:45 p.m.

The Genesee County Health Department allowed it to reopen about noon Sunday.

The Journal was unable to reach anyone at the Sheriff's Department to determine if any arrests had been made.

On Sunday, it looked like it was going to happen again. A TV news crew was in the parking lot filming a segment on the previous night's brawl when a family fight broke out among several women and escalated to a group of about 10 in the same family, said Jones.

There were no arrests or injuries, and most of those involved in the fight were gone by the time police arrived.

"Now and then we've had a few issues there, but not this kind of problem. Why all of a sudden it's escalating there we have no idea," said Jones. "But they do fall under the liquor license laws so the owners and operators of the place are going to have to be concerned if these fights continue."

An assistant manager at the restaurant declined to comment this morning.

A check of the company's state liquor license showed no history of violations.

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
valarie November 23, 2009, 6:47 AM


Anonymous November 23, 2009, 8:20 AM

ghetto people fighting

PlumbLucky November 23, 2009, 10:16 AM

Its Flint. I hate to say it, but “that’s why”.

Anonymous November 23, 2009, 11:53 AM

Probably mexicans or blacks.

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