Salad Bar Brawl at Chuck E. Cheese: OMGPD

A 'shroomy driver, an elderly man's really old dynamite and a bra-zen escape this week in the annals of Chicagoland crime-n-shame.

Arrests in the parking lot at Chuck E. Cheese in Oak Lawn last week. | Credit: Lorraine Swanson
Arrests in the parking lot at Chuck E. Cheese in Oak Lawn last week. | Credit: Lorraine Swanson

OMGPD, a collection of Patch Chicago's weird and noteworthy crime, posts weekly.

Bad Company: What kind of bar fight do you get into at Chuck E. Cheese? A salad bar fight, of course. Three men at the salad bar began throwing fists at an Oak Lawn Chuck E. Cheese, prompting off-duty police in the restaurant to call for backup. The fight spilled into the parking lot with much cursing, struggling and one woman pleading, "Whatever you all do, watch the babies." The parking lot scene was recorded on video by a Patch editor who was just passing by, minding her own business. (I'd want to punch someone, too, if I had to spend more than five minutes in a Chuck E. Cheese, though.)
» Oak Lawn Patch

'Shroom, 'shroom: An Indiana man went on a magic carpet ride in Lake Forest, partaking of psychedelic mushrooms, cannabis and beer as he drove through town. Someone saw him drinking and called the cops. When police pulled him from behind the wheel of his rolling party, he was unable to walk.
» Lake Forest Patch

Rock Thrower: Let he who is without job cast the first stone. A man angry after being denied a job at an Elmhurst car dealership kept calling the dealership and threatened to throw rocks at the building. Police told him to stop calling.
» Elmhurst Patch

Boulder Holder Heaver: Let she who is without money cast the first bra. A shoplifter escaped an Elmhurst store after pulling a hidden bra and tossing the undergarment at a security guard. Police, however, have a lead on the brassy brassiere heaver.
» Elmhurst Patch

Blast From the Past: A 93-year-old man lived on top of 50 pounds of dynamite for 60 years. The stash of TNT, 24 sticks hidden in a suitcase, was found after flooding in the basement forced a cleanup.
» Evergreen Park Patch

Sesame Street Sob Story: A man caught stealing baseball caps in the Orland Park mall told cops he was going to sell them to raise money for his mom's tombstone. And he wanted a Sesame Street-themed birthday party, too. Judging by the scowl in his booking mug, he could really use that Sesame Street party.
» Orland Park Patch


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Zack Mooranis May 30, 2014 at 01:01 AM
Is it me or do you hear almost every couple of months of parents fighting at Chuckies?
NK June 22, 2014 at 09:35 AM
When are they going to close this filthy establishment down?! It's attracting the wrong people! judging by the condition the parking lot is always in I can only imagine how nasty the inside of that place is. Years ago I remember attending many birthday parties there and it was a great place but of course the wrong people have to ruin everything. I'd love for that place to close! Nothing but trouble and as a member of the community I wish they would keep their nonsense in their own neighborhoods!
Roscoe June 22, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Should be renamed LaChaz E. Bananas and have a monkey as their mascot.


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