Chuck E. Cheese: Where A Kid Can Be A Kid And An Adult Can Pull A Gun

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Chuck E. Cheese Sold To Private Equity Firm Apollo For 1.3 BillionLast night, a man was shot at a Chuck E. Cheese in St. Louis just after 8pm. There were several shots fired inside the popular kids’ destination. The shooting took place near the front entrance and luckily no kids were shot. The man remains hospitalized.

What possesses a person to bring a gun to a Chuck E. Cheese? The Washington Times reports the man was shot “several times” while dozens of customers “huddled into a back room for safety.” I had no idea Chuck E. Cheese was even open that late.

Less than two weeks ago in the same city, a woman was cut in a knife fight at a Chuck E. Cheese. What the hell, people? You know how they make “no drug zones” around schools and parks so that there are stricter fines and charges for anyone caught engaging in criminal activity around children? The same should be true about any establishment overrun with children. What is a ridiculous head-scratcher of a story could have been a complete tragedy.

We’ve written about a woman who threw a punch with a baby on her hip after a fight ensued at a Chuck E. Cheese, a lady who brandished a gun inside the establishment after an argument, and now this. So not only will you definitely be driven crazy by the lights, sounds, and screaming children – you may actually be putting yourself in danger by going there because it’s clearly a magnet for sociopaths.

Yes, I’m being dramatic, but could this place get any worse? It used to be all ball pits and elaborate shows with fuzzy characters and now it’s just a casino for little kids that attracts people with a propensity for violence.

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