INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A fun night for kids at an Indianapolis Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant turned violent after two women were caught on camera fighting and pulling each other’s hair.
It happened Saturday evening on East Washington Street.
24-Hour News 8 had to blur the cellphone video because no one has been arrested or charged.
The man who recorded the video told 24-Hour News 8 he was actually recording his son playing nearby when he heard the commotion and turned his camera.
Cujo Bailey and his family celebrated his daughter’s birthday at Chuck E. Cheese’s and couldn’t believe what he saw.
“You just see them type of videos all the time now, so it kind of looks like the kind of stuff that you see on Facebook,” Bailey said.
Bailey said he had no intentions of recording the fight. His phone just happened to be out when he was filming his son.
“It happened like right there like it was all the kids right there playing with Chuck E. Cheese’s,” he said.
The cellphone video shows two women fighting surrounded by other adults and children. The reason for the fight was unclear.
“The lady came in yelling at the other lady, and they exchanged some words and the fight took off from there,” Bailey said.
In the video, the two women are seen punching, slapping and pulling each other’s hair. The fight quickly moved from the table to the booth. Several people believed to be the women’s relatives tried to get them to stop fighting. At one point, you can see two employees in the video standing by.
“If you go in there and try to break up the fight and the woman hits you, I mean you push the woman off and you hit her and then her husband jumps on you, then everybody’s fighting,” Bailey said. “It wasn’t nobody really trying to sit around and watch a fight, but, at the end of the day, you’d be crazy to jump in there then you be involved in it.”
24-Hour News 8 learned someone did call 911. A spokesperson for Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the people involved in the fight were already gone by the time officers got there. A police report was not filed.
Chuck E. Cheese released a statement saying:
We’re aware of the incident that occurred on Saturday, Dec. 16 in our East Washington St. Indianapolis location in which an argument between two female guests escalated into a physical altercation. The store manager acted quickly and local police were contacted and arrived immediately. We want to assure our guests that we take great measures to protect the experience children and families have in our stores and we do not tolerate this kind of behavior. Many of the measures we have in place – such as our Kid Check program, active camera systems and additional safety precautions – are transparent to our guests to encourage an environment Where a Kid Can Be a Kid.