SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A night out at a South Florida family restaurant spiraled into chaos after, witnesses said, a brawl broke out between several sets of parents, Saturday.
Customers and employees at the Chuck E. Cheese’s at the Kendall Village Center were treated to an extra large serving of moms and dads landing punches and pulling hair while shouting obscenities.
Cellphone video that won’t win anybody involved parent-of-the-year awards captured the knock down, drag out melee. Grown men and women could be seen lunging at each other while shocked customers ran away.
“Look at that. They’re throwing fists and legs and all that. It’s inappropriate,” said a Chuck E. Cheese’s customer upon seeing the video.
In a statement issued on Monday, a Chuck E. Cheese’s spokesperson said the rumble erupted when “an argument between two guests escalated into a physical altercation.”
The fight is so wild and out of control that it’s hard to make out in the video exactly who is getting their licks in. However, copious hair-pulling between women is clearly visible as are repeated punches among the men.
“I don’t like to see this in my neighborhood,” said a Chuck E. Cheese customer, Monday night.
The parents’ expletive-riddled screaming is the dominant sound in the 28-second video clip uploaded to social media and written about by publications as far away as England.
“I saw it all over Twitter,” said a woman outside the restaurant. “This is so sad. Why they would allow this to happen, especially inside a Chuck E. Cheese, a children’s place?”
The Chuck E. Cheese’s statement further reads, “The store manager acted quickly and local police were contacted and arrived immediately.”
Nobody from Chuck E. Cheese’s was available to be interviewed about the skirmish, but in Monday’s statement, the spokesperson said, “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.”
The company also assured it takes pride in being a place “where a kid can be a kid.”
Miami-Dade Police did not return 7News’ calls for comments about whether any arrests were made.
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