Mom Starts Scuffle at Chuck E. Cheese, Cops Say

Chicago woman not happy when other moms criticize her child's behavior inside at children's birthday party emporium, police say.


A Chicago woman was issued two village citations for battery following a scuffle at a children’s birthday party emporium, reports said.

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Oak Lawn police answered a call of a woman arguing with customers at Chuck E. Cheese, 4031 W. 95th St. around 7:08 p.m. Oct. 18.

When police rolled up on the scene, those involved in the alleged argument were standing in front of the restaurant. According to the report, two women said that Sharina Junior, 30, pushed them both in the chest after they criticized her child’s behavior inside of Chuck E. Cheese.

Police interviewed both women separately, who stated that a scuffle ensued when Junior allegedly began swinging at the women with clenched fists.

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Junior denied that anything happened, reports said. Police said there were no visible marks or injuries on those involved in the scuffle.

Officers said that “because clearly some type of incident had taken place,” Junior was issued two village citations for battery. She has a hearing on Nov. 20 at Oak Lawn Village Hall.

Read more from the Chuck E. Cheese police files:

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  • Man Charged for Urinating on Chuck E. Cheese
  • Fugitive Arrested at Chuck E. Cheese
Jim Vertucci October 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM
it's not like Oak Lawn residents go there. The fact you need off duty cops as security should tell you something. The village was worried about Brunswick zone, maybe Duhig could do something about the "element" that goes to OUR CeC. Bourbon St changes the club to a country bar because of the people going there
Thomas Mc October 24, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Chuck E Cheese has long been a horrible place for a kid to be a kid. The parents who take their children there are often young and unruly themselves. I've been there for a birthday party and noticed how younger parents do not control their children. There's a difference between letting kids run around to have fun and bringing your kids there to do whatever they want. Pushing, fighting, bullying. If it weren't so inexpensive to go, I imagine it would be a better environment. I also think that staff should be able to monitor the game area and enforce some set of rules. Staff should have found this kid's mother and asked her to control her kid or leave. When the bowling alley changed back to its original owner, I was relieved. It would be nice if more Oak Lawn residents voiced their opinions about the types of businesses that go up and who they attract. Orland Park has a huge business district and they, like Oak Lawn Police, are immediately responsive...but they control what businesses come to their town.
JR October 24, 2012 at 02:27 PM
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. A child was reported to be behaving badly. The child's mother responds with physical violence toward the accusers. The child obviously has learned his/her bad behavior from his/her mother. The poor kid may be doomed to a life of violence if that is all he/she knows. As part of her sentence for this crime, the mother should be required to go through anger management sessions.
Don October 24, 2012 at 03:09 PM
For Sure..........that's why we go to Orland Park...no trouble..the kids and the adults all behave
ME October 24, 2012 at 03:22 PM
That place needs to close. Oak Lawn residents go to Tinley because of the people that go to our Chuck E Cheese. It's sad. I agree that it needs to be moved to 95th & Ashland. All the rif raf comes from there anyway. We don't need it in our nice neighborhood.
Charles Martel October 24, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Total agreement with you!! If Junior had any parenting skills maybe this would NOT have happened @ all!
Charles Martel October 24, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Like she'll actually learn anything from doing that!
Charles Martel October 24, 2012 at 03:52 PM
The K-Mart next door is not much better!
Charles Martel October 24, 2012 at 03:54 PM
I can't wait to see what going in at 111th and Cicero. Put some QUALITY stores in there. that woill appeal to Oak Lawn residents!
Julie October 24, 2012 at 04:10 PM
And while we're at it, maybe something should be done about St. James Place? Two or three incidents in as many weeks? Spitting patrons (nice,ladies) and gang symbols in the bathroom? You don't seem to hear that about BJ McMahons or other local places. That bar seems to bring in a great element too. I agree - more quality (higher end) shops & restaurants would bring in a good crowd. Keeping good thoughts for the 111th & Cicero development too!
alex smith October 24, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Real good choice of your picture of chuck e cheese...do you know what FML means lorraine??? it means...F@@@ My Life
alex smith October 24, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Oak Lawn will never be the same. Its going to be just like robbins in a few years. Better get out while u can...before our house values drop even more
Charles Martel October 24, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Drive around St. Linus Parish. Reminds you how St. Thoms Moor went down hill FAST!
Charles Martel October 24, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Robbins use to be a nice little twown Same with Riverdale. And who can forget about Roseland. Tragic!
Phree October 24, 2012 at 04:46 PM
You guys jumped all over this one, I wonder why???? Very few comments about the girls spitting on bartenders and fighting at St. James Place. That girl had warrants and went to jail, only citations here. There is a lot of filth infiltrating Oak Lawn black, white, latino, male, female, young, old. Let's be pissed at what can potentially affect us more, most of us won't be in Chuck E. cheese anytime soon but damn sure will be in St. James Place.
OakLawnBill October 24, 2012 at 04:47 PM
good catch Alex. It does fit the story well though.
Lorraine Swanson (Editor) October 24, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Let's put one over on the senile old Patch editor. My apologies. I guess I'm not that hip.
Charles Martel October 24, 2012 at 06:29 PM
You forgot indivuals from the middle east
Phree October 24, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Ha!!! Them too... and Asians!
O.L. Taxpayer October 24, 2012 at 06:57 PM
No one jumped all over the St.James incident because it is a place for adults to congrgate. CEC is supposed to be a place for the children, that is why people are so upset. I also haven't been there in years due to the fact that I don't feel safe there let alone put my kids in harms way. The element that has taken over there have no social standards. They are ignorant and want locals to say or do something so they can react in thier own uncivilized way. Be careful what you say on here or we are going to have another southside protest and maybe this time Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton will show up.
Phree October 24, 2012 at 07:30 PM
I agree 100% O.L. Taxpayer and this is why I don't go to Oak Lawn bars, because I don't feel safe there. Bottom line is no one forces anyone to go anywhere that they might feel unsafe. We all know that CEC has been a hole in the wall due to it being the closest one to low income southsiders and extremely cheap for a child to have a birthday party there. Same reason why the K-Mart next door is so downtrodden. I agree this sucks because of the proposed "child friendly environment" but we all know what kind of place this is, its not a secret, you couldn't pay me to have my childs birthday celebration at this establishment. I am an Oak Lawn taxpayer as well and hate for local business to suffer due to its patrons but lets look at all recent incidents with the same magnifying glass. Additionally, we all have freedom of speech, no one has to be careful of what they say especially online. This is whats wrong with America too many people making RULES and not enough people fighting for RIGHTS!
Kimberly Bandusky October 24, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Burbank isn't any better, just heart breaking what's happening to our neighborhoods. : (
Borninol October 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM
You can thank " You know who" for making chuck e cheese a friggin war zone.
Eprocter October 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Nice to know where all the racists come together. SMH!!!
Susie Kabloozie October 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM
I agree with Eprocter. Hate is just as evident in these comments as it is in the mother's reaction at CEC. Look at yourselves, first.
Jim Vondracek October 25, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Oak Lawn is the most racist community I've ever lived in, hands down.
Charles Martel October 25, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Racists??? Try REALISTS! You ever live in the city and watch your neighborhood go down the tubes? I doubt it!
Charles Martel October 25, 2012 at 12:39 AM
How many heighborhoods have you lived in Jimmy?
Borninol October 25, 2012 at 12:52 AM
What community isn't racist to some degree? 4620 is right, these people all are from east of Ashland. So by voicing our opinions over the disgust and aggravation about this place makes someone racist? I think not.. This makes us villagers nuts that this kind of crap has been going on there for years and nothing has been done to take care of the problem. Read the other comments, no one from ol goes there and I sure the hell am not going there either. I have a solution to the problem- shut it down! If we can't go there then nobody can.
Lorraine Swanson (Editor) October 25, 2012 at 01:49 AM
The board is closed. Thanks for your comments.


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