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Girls gone wild, Massachusetts style

I've only been to a Chuck E. Cheese once, and while I really have no interest in going back, I kinda wish they'd had one in northern New Hampshire while I was growing up. Pizza, video games, and all that other stuff all under one roof -- it woulda been my Nirvana.

Or at least, I used to wish that, until I read this story.

Short version: three young "ladies," ages 21, 18, and 14, decided to hog the instant photo booth for about an hour. And when one mother, there with her husband and their 11-month-old daughter, asked if they could get in a single quick picture, the ladies in question let her -- then when she came out, started giving her a major-league beatdown.

The father was holding the baby, so it fell to other patrons to haul the young ladies off the mother. She ended up going to the hospital with numerous bruises and other injuries -- including one bruise running from her shoulder to her elbow.

On second thought, maybe I ought to spend some time at a Chuck E. Cheese. Sounds like they could use a little volunteer security.


Comments (11)

These girls need to spend a... (Below threshold)

These girls need to spend a little time with some of their more experienced sisters down the road at Concord. There, they may learn something about bad manners and violating one's personal space.

If they are that easily out... (Below threshold)
LJD:

If they are that easily outraged, why didn't they beat the crap out of that annoying rat mascot?

They were obviously just ha... (Below threshold)

They were obviously just having a tantrum, and should have been left alone to do so where they couldn't hurt anyone. I can't fathom why management deemed it necessary to call the police and have them arrested. The folks at Chuck E. Cheese are trained professionals at dealing with children, and should have known how to handle the situation without subjecting these poor little ladies to the trauma of being handcuffed.

/sarcasm

Anyone want to take a stab at how many "tantrums" were tolerated by parents and educators as these gals were developing into the well-rounded and self-esteem filled young adults they are today?

Somebody needs to shut off ... (Below threshold)

Somebody needs to shut off the lights, take them into the back room, and beat them with a rubber hose (hurts like hell but leaves no outward marks). Or you could just drop them off at my place when my mother is around and she could give them an old-fashioned ass-whooping. Let's see how they like it.

The last couple times my wi... (Below threshold)

The last couple times my wife and I took our kids there (for birthday parties) I noticed that the average age group was higher than you would think for a dancing Rat and so-so pizza.

Most of the kids were in their teens, and were hanging out around, and ON the video games, without playing them.

They had 1 common theme.: The boys all wore baggy clothes and never smiled, and the girls had multiple piercings and way too much makeup for their age. They all looked like little versions of pissed off adults. So much for a "kid being a kid"

If I were my 6 year old that day, I wouldn't have wanted to interrupt them to play a game, either.

I've only been inside a Chu... (Below threshold)
OregonMuse:

I've only been inside a Chuck E Cheese once -- in San Jose, CA in the early 80s. It was loud, obnoxious, and the pizza was greasy. Ugh.

What, exactly, surprised yo... (Below threshold)
YukYuk:

What, exactly, surprised you about this story? Can you express that?

I went to Chuck-e-Cheese in... (Below threshold)
Pat H:

I went to Chuck-e-Cheese in Tacoma about 8 years ago and they had 2 police officers checking ID and frisking people before they would let them in. Most of the women were tattooed gang-bang looking types. We never went back.

These are the children "we"... (Below threshold)
JP:

These are the children "we" (America) are raising now-a-days. It started when they outlawed spanking in the schools (when I was in elementary school, fear of the principal's rather large paddle kept me in line - followed by fear of what my mother would do when I got home).

The fear is now removed - kids know there is nothing that is going to happen to them at school; at worse a suspension and what high school kid doesn't mind a few days off? The parents have become passive - I see 7 year olds in the grocery story talking to their mothers like I would have never dreamed of talking to my mother, and the mother just backs off and gives the child victory. There is sex and violence in everything the child watches, listens to and plays with (TV, music, video games).

Here in Michigan, a 15-year old boy stabbed his mother to death yesterday because she found porn on his computer.

This is what our children have become. And If anyone says they haven't seen it coming, they haven't been looking.

Gee, who would have thought... (Below threshold)
crapbuffer:

Gee, who would have thought that Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" was so prescient?

The problem is that the generation that grew up under the the permissive philosophy of Dr. Spock now has their own crop of children that have never been socialized and taught to be human beings. We are increasingly surrounded by little animals that only look human. What a pity that James Dobson's book "Dare to Discipline" never had the following of Spock's "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care"

My gosh, that is sick... tw... (Below threshold)
TrollSlayer:

My gosh, that is sick... two adults and a teenager beating up a mother with a baby? I hope to God they send the older two to prison and the younger one to juvie hall so they can see how they like getting beat up for no reason.




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