POLICE: Children Knocked Over in Chuck E. Cheese Brawl

Officers unable to locate reliable witness; eight arrested, reports said.

A brawl at a children’s birthday party emporium resulted in eight arrests on Feb. 3.

Oak Lawn police answered a call of a “fight in progress” around 7:15 p.m. at Chuck E. Cheese, 4031 W. 95th St. The manager identified those who were allegedly fighting inside the restaurant to police.

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Police said that during the fight, several uninvolved patrons were pushed and some children were knocked to the floor. Both sides participating in the brawl each blamed the other side for starting it.

The officers were unable to locate a reliable witness, and security video was not available at the time of the incident to determine who was the aggressor, reports said.

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There were no injuries to patrons, children or the participants in the conflict. The manager wished to sign complaints against the alleged brawlers. Seven women and one man were taken to the Oak Lawn police station.

Charged with disorderly conduct were:

  • Latrice McGuire, 21, of the 10300 block of S. Wabash, Chicago
  • Leah R. Askew, 18, of the 4100 block of W. Washington, Chicago
  • Felicia Pate, 19, of the 10300 block of S. Wabash, Chicago
  • Tyneshia L. McKinney, 24, of the 600 block of East 83rd Place, Chicago
  • Sharda N. McGuire, 24, of the 10300 block of South Wabash, Chicago
  • Jamyla Leggit, 19, of the 14000 block of S. Princeton, Dolton
  • Glenn C. Kirkland, 18, of the 400 block of East 104th St., Chicago

The accused are scheduled to appear in court on March 12.

Police report information is provided by the Oak Lawn Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Pat F February 15, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Going to Chuckie Cheese has not been a safe option for over 15 years.. If it's not fights inside, they're out in the parking lot.. Can't the village make them put in Good Security to correct these problems..Years ago when my boys were younger we always used to go there..Later years we had to go out to Tinley Park for the kids safety.. In the OL ad it should have a silver bullet behind this location..It's not for good service or food!!
Eric February 16, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Ah yes, thinly veiled racism. I bet in that talk radio-infused skull of yours, you probably think you're speaking truth to power -- saying what all the pc police are too cowardly to say. But you're not. You're a bigot. Please let us all know when you join the 21st Century.
Lorraine Swanson February 16, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Mr. Horsefly, Before I shut down the comments I want you to know that you have violated Patch's Terms of Use. I am also terminating your user account. BTW, Mr. Horsefly, you sound a lot my ex-boyfriend, who was also a moron. Are you sure not him? Thanks.


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