As Chuck E. Cheese Goes So Goes America

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Why are wild brawls breaking out at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants all over the United States?  Sadly, the epidemic of Chuck E. Cheese fights that we have seen in recent months is just another symptom of what is happening to America on a larger scale.  The truth is that the fabric of our society is slowly but surely coming apart, and the rest of the world is laughing at us.  But it is really sad to see Chuck E. Cheese become known more for brawls than for entertainment.  When I was a kid, I loved to go to Chuck E. Cheese.  The combination of pizza, arcade games and animatronic music shows was irresistible.  But if you go to Chuck E. Cheese today, there is a chance that you might get taken out of there in an ambulance.  In Susquehanna, Pennsylvania police were called out to one particular Chuck E. Cheese restaurant 17 times in just one recent 18 month time period.  Of course it is not just Chuck E. Cheese that is having these kinds of problems.  All over the nation we are seeing brawls break out in public places, we are seeing thieves become incredibly bold, and we are seeing a general breakdown in civilized behavior.  So where does America go from here?


That is a very good question.

If we are seeing parents brawl with each other in front of their children at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants all over America, what does that say about the character of our citizens?

Susquehanna Police Chief Robert Martin told ABC News the following about why there have been so many of these brawls in his neck of the woods….

“It got crowded, and kids would run into each other or fight over games, which would lead to parents getting involved in fights.”

When I was growing up I don’t remember parents getting into wild brawls.

So what has changed?

These days, many Americans seem to be so “on edge” that just about anything can cause them to snap.  The following is what one mother remembers after being brutally attacked by another mother while at Chuck E. Cheese….

“All I remember was hitting the floor and being kicked again and again in the head,” she told “Nightline.” “I think her husband jumped in and was kicking me too.”

Clifton said she believes she was targeted because her children were taking too long in the photo booth.

“My daughter threw up, and another one of the children wet their pants because they were so scared,” she said.

If you go on to YouTube and do a search for “Check E. Cheese fight” it will bring up dozens and dozens of search results.

But of course the same could be said about Denny’s, IHOP and McDonald’s too.

The Chuck E. Cheese brawls are particularly disturbing because Chuck E. Cheese is supposed to be a place for children.  It is supposed to be a place where they can feel safe and forget about the worries of the world for a little while.

Unfortunately, Chuck E. Cheese is now a place where violence could break out at any time.  For example, the following is a news report about a 60 year old grandmother that was taken away in an ambulance after being brutally attacked at a Chuck E. Cheese in Michigan….

This next video is a compilation of news reports about brawls at Chuck E. Cheese put together by Current TV….

If you want to see more you can go on to YouTube and watch restaurant brawl videos from all over America for hours.

So why are Americans acting this way?

What is causing all of this anger and frustration to come out?

Up in Massachusetts, one very angry father brutally assaulted a 6th grade basketball coach after his son’s team lost a recent game and actually bit off a piece of his ear.

Why would someone do something like that?

Of course the economy has gotten much worse over the past few years, but certainly that can’t account for all of this behavior, can it?

Another very disturbing trend is that thieves all over America are becoming much bolder and are stealing things that you normally wouldn’t think they would steal.

For example, Tide detergent has become a form of alternative currency in many urban areas and there is now an epidemic of Tide thefts from coast to coast.

Yes, really.

The following is from a recent article from The Daily….

Theft of Tide detergent has become so rampant that authorities from New York to Oregon are keeping tabs on the soap spree, and some cities are setting up special task forces to stop it. And retailers like CVS are taking special security precautions to lock down the liquid. 

One Tide taker in West St. Paul, Minn., made off with $25,000 in the product over 15 months before he was busted last year.

“That was unique that he stole so much soap,” said West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver. “The name brand is [all] Tide. Amazing, huh?”

Tide has become a form of currency on the streets. The retail price is steadily high — roughly $10 to $20 a bottle — and it’s a staple in households across socioeconomic classes.

Special “task forces” to deal with Tide theft?

That can’t be a good sign.

In some communities across America, thieves has become so desperate that they are literally tearing apart buildings brick by brick.  Just check out what is happening over in St. Louis….

The bandits who are slowly dismantling north St. Louis — brick by brick — are becoming more daring these days.

Architectural historian Michael Allen, who has perhaps written more than anyone on the subject of brick thievery, notes on his blog that the mason rustlers are now working heavily trafficked streets north of Delmar Boulevard.

“Brick thieves apparently have carte blanche to harvest building stock on the north side’s busiest streets,” writes Allen, who reports that two abandoned properties on Page and St. Louis avenues have recently been targeted.

When Americans start tearing apart their own communities in a desperate attempt to find things to sell, that is a clear indication that our social decay has gotten quite bad.

There are millions of Americans out there that are desperate and hungry and that don’t really care how their actions affect the public.

In New Haven, Connecticut thieves have been stealing dozens of sewer grates….

Police in New Haven are trying to figure out who’s been swiping dozens of sewer grates from city streets.

Fair Haven Heights has been hit hard. At almost every turn of Russell Street new grates are visible. Police say they’re replacing them as fast as they can.

As economic conditions get even worse, there are going to be even more desperate criminals running around looking for anything that they can steal and sell.

Nobody is going to be immune from this.

Already, there are some thieves that are even stealing from churches….

A local church has become the latest victim of the growing number of copper thefts in Burke County.

Congregants at Willow Tree AME Church reported Saturday that someone stripped four heat pumps at the 2500 Willow Tree Church Road building, according to a sheriff’s report. Damage was estimated at $18,000.

The Rev. Rupert G. Ferguson said his parishioners are irate about the theft.

Each year, a couple million more Americans fall into poverty and right now there are an all-time record 46.5 million Americans on food stamps.

There is a whole lot of economic suffering going on in this nation right now, and there are an increasing number of Americans that will do just about anything for money.

In Ohio, two men recently abducted a family dog and held it for ransom.

How would you feel if that was your dog?

In America today, people are becoming very cold-hearted and many people are only looking out for themselves and for their own families.

When our economy really starts falling apart, there are going to be millions of desperate people out there that will not hesitate to steal the things that you own if it will make things better for them.

So don’t ignore what is going on at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants right now.

The fights and the brawls at Chuck E. Cheese are symptoms of what is happening to America on a larger scale.

Our country is changing and it is not emotionally prepared for what is about to happen.

Let us hope for the best for America, but let us also prepare for the worst.

  • chris

    This is the end
    Beautiful friend
    This is the end
    My only friend, the end
    Of our elaborate plans, the end
    Of everything that stands, the end
    No safety or surprise, the end
    I’ll never look into your eyes…again
    Can you picture what will be
    So limitless and free
    Desperately in need…of some…stranger’s hand
    In a…desperate land
    Lost in a Roman…wilderness of pain
    And all the children are insane
    All the children are insane
    Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

    • mondobeyondo

      Jim Morrison (for those who don’t know). He wrote that song in 1968, and it perfectly describes not only the late ’60s, but 2012 as well.

      Great song.

      • mondobeyondo

        People look strange, when you’re a stranger.
        People look lonely, when you’re alone.
        (Jim Morrison, 1970)

        Damn. I’m sorry.

        I apologize in advance to those under 43 years old, listening to Justin Bieber, Pink, and One Direction. You missed out. I’m sorry, I truly am. Would I trade places with this current generation? Noooo way!

        Please accept the Black Eyed Peas as my generation’s musical consolation prize.


        Okay. I’ll give you Justin Bieber. How’s that?

        • Kelby

          I’m one of those under 43 and I dont even care for Justin Beiber or Pink much. I like the classics like Judas Priest, Kansas, Poison, The Beatles, Motorhead, and the Eagles. Yeah people in this age are truly missing out.

          Radio is a bunch of goat crap these days, ugh i hate it, do people have creativity anymore??

        • Adam

          Bloody hell. I’m 29 and can state categorically that the release year of People Are Strange by The Doors was 1967. Furthermore, your recollection of the lyrics is atrocious. Here they are, in their accurate entirety, for your American pleasure;

          People are strange when you’re a stranger
          Faces look ugly when you’re alone
          Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
          Streets are uneven when you’re down

          When you’re strange
          Faces come out of the rain
          When you’re strange
          No one remembers your name
          When you’re strange
          When you’re strange
          When you’re strange
          People are strange when you’re a stranger
          Faces look ugly when you’re alone
          Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
          Streets are uneven when you’re down

          When you’re strange
          Faces come out of the rain
          When you’re strange
          No one remembers your name
          When you’re strange
          When you’re strange
          When you’re strange
          When you’re strange
          Faces come out of the rain
          When you’re strange
          No one remembers your name
          When you’re strange
          When you’re strange
          When you’re strange…

          Perhaps my natural British, pedantic nature is in fact too picky? I feel that after admonishing those under the age of 43 for having no apparent taste, you should apologise for getting us all so wrong, and your poor memory. Perhaps it’s the age :)

      • Adam

        as an aside – your name is an anagram of Doomed by noon. Ominous? I hope not.

  • Kevin

    A group can behave civilized and be poor. Generally that is reserved for those that have been poor for generations. Quite uncommon are people once reasonably well off that are swiftly reduced to poverty. The coping skills of living without acquired by generations has yet to develop.

    • WM

      You are correct. My wife is from Peru, and there is a lot of crime down there due to the very poor being desperate, (in South America, there does not exist the entitlement state as we have it here, no welfare,if you have now job, you have no food..plain and simple), yet to find the kind of depraved, pity crimes that we see here is unusual. You may get robbed, but to get followed up by a group beating or a bullet to the head…well, that seems to be what criminals do in America.

      Your right, we have had it so good for so long and now id the time that we need to go with out and many are finding it difficult. We are a very selfish nation now, and do not know how to cope when we cannot get exactly what we want. Wait till the welfare runs out, social security runs dry, fodd stamps are no longer avaialable and government handouts are not there….this is when you will see the “zombies” in the streets looting, killing, and burning anyone and anything in their way, because they are angry that the government will not take care of them anymore. I hope and pray this will not happen, but what I witness around me and how certain people react when they don’t get their way is leading me to believe that more scenarios like the LA riots are coming, but on a larger scale.

  • mondobeyondo

    It’s getting desperate out there. People are breaking into supermarkets and stealing Tide. Now I know, we all want to feel fresh and clean after showering, I mean after getting the laundry done.

    But, I mean.. wow. Come on. Rip off some All-Temperature Cheer instead. Or maybe a bottle of Wisk, or “All” laundry detergent. Why Tide?!

    Is it because Tide keeps your clothes clean and white?

    [NO!! That is not a reference to race!!!
    And if you believe it is – stop it. Right now.]

  • William

    It is the total LOSS of MORAL RIGHT that has brought America to this point. Or, put another way, America’s MORAL COMPASS is broken. How did this happen??? Well, at age 64, I can look back and see that the early 1990s marked the beginning of the serious decline. Clinton has the moral character of pond scum. And, taking the nation into an unnecessary war of choice based on LIES, a war which killed 4500 Americans and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens, and then escaping punishment for that, leaves a nation without any moral direction. Or, put another way, Monica Clinton and the Smirking Chimp and war criminal Bush showed that nation that the rules do not count……that the only thing that was important was getting away with the crime. or LIE. As an aside, being old enough to breed is not, in itself, the mark of a parent.

    • VyseLegendaire

      Completely agree. The mark of how banana-fied our republic has become can be seen when the rulers lie and cheat and swindle right out in the open and we not only don’t punish them, but cheer for them and re-elect them like rabid hyenas! A nation or a society cannot hold itself together when its morality is broken on the individual family level. I believe if more Americans were moral, they would have rejected what was going on and at the very least, begun ignoring their leaders. In a way, I’m glad this nation is collapsing because its a sight for sore eyes…and you have to start over from scratch.

    • Rowell

      William, you can go back even further into the 1980’s, with the “Me Generation”. Remember the movie “Wall Street” with Michael Douglas? That movie epitomized the rampany greed prevalent on Wall Street and growing through America.

    • Gretchen

      The early 90s? Hardly, my friend. Try the 60’s. Remember? No, you probably don’t.




      Agreed. The babyboomer generation and those that came after, clearly lost their moral compass and that is why amerika is on the road to oblivion. Any society that openly celebrates crime and no longer punishes it is clearly on the road to what is called Satan’s realm…………….

    • I would go as far back as the seventies, when rules and mores were switched from “us” to “Me. Bankruptcy, Abortion (fiat from the Supreme court, I know, but still…) and Divorce laws were suddenly available to all, and the nation has gleefully fallen into the “me first” line of living. Chuck-e-Cheese and the strip-mining of our ghettos is the (wanted – by our elites) result.

  • Contrary Mary

    I think the elitists are right, there are too many people on this earth. This is evident in the social realm.

    • The problem is the elitists, the overpopulation is a myth! “Kill them all and let God sort them out”, is that the solution mr. Contrary Mary?! Remember that an idle brain is the devils workshop!

  • i’vegivenup

    Glad we don’t have children. We saw this kind of nightmare coming about 30 years ago and we knew then that kids were not for us. Raising a child in this country has become a nightmare whether you do the right thing(s) to raise them or not. Once they are out in the real world so many terrible things can happen to them and those things keep adding up daily….

  • CatNap

    My DS, age 5, loves Chuck E. Cheese.

    We go about once every other month as a “treat” for him.

    I go out of my way, and so does his dad, to remind him to take turns and not monopolize any game.

    Very sad to see that some parents apparently haven’t learned this simple courtesy.

  • Contrary Mary

    America is now a dog eat dog world.

  • whens dinner?

    I guess some bully’s never grow up

  • mark

    Come on, The family dog held for ransom. I have four brown labs on our ranch and we enjoy them. But they are not people and if you treat them as such you need to rethink life a bit.

    • mondobeyondo

      I’m the guy who took your poodle. For $13,574 and 38 cents, and one bottle of Ritalin, you can have him back.

  • Debbie

    America has become for the most part very heartless. At the age of 59 I can see America coming apart day by day. I taught high school for 33 years in New Jersey and retired last July because I could not take it anymore.People are selfcentered,arrogant,and clueless about the real purpose of life.Parents are not raing their children.They want the schools to do their job. What happend to responsibility?
    America is in trouble!!!

  • No Country For Constitutional Men

    Here’s our real problem. We no longer have The Rule of Law or Equal Protection Under The Law in this country.

    “When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion- When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing- when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors- when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you- when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice- you may know that your society is doomed.”

  • I went in one of those places. Once. I think there is something about the total sensory overload of too much noise, colors, lights, movement, screaming kids that maybe breaks down some the personal barriers of civil conduct.

  • Phoenix Rising

    In this country, this just a symptom of the ROT and CANCER that starts at the TOP: in DC, on Wall Street, in our banks and corporations, all those entities that have been allowed to loot, cheat, steal, pillage, rape, and destroy this country. When there is justice against the TOP, there will be peace at the bottom.

  • Rich

    I looked at all the video that’s online. Yes it’s all black on black

    • T

      Politically incorrect…. but HONEST.

      I think a lot of these jerks KNOW they’re on camera (all their friends’ cell phones) and perform accordingly.

  • Tony

    Flint Michigan Chuck E, the police were called 31 times from Jan 2009 to Jan 2010.
    in Saginaw Mi they have a Sheriff officer inside between 4 to close on Fri. and the weekends.

    • Michael

      Wow that is quite frightening to hear.

      31 times? That is crazy.


    • mondobeyondo

      And Chuck E. Cheese is a place for KIDS! How very sad.

  • TruthRules

    When people prop up these fake and false institutions as their gods, and they begin to crumble,
    so do those who have placed all their faith in them. There is only One who is the Way, the Truth,
    and the Light. I’d rather follow Him over a damn mouse. Just then who is crazier????

  • One reason I left years ago!

  • From my classroom days in the mid sixties, I remember rat studies concerning overcrowding. The rats would kill each other and even eat their young if they were overcrowded. Non-crowded rats didn’t do this. Hmmm…

    • mondobeyondo

      The rat race is over. The rats won. (giggle!)


    lol, this isn’t news, the USA has always been a pit of depravity and cruelty, lies and lowlives.

    did the spanish destroy the USS maine? no, they didn’t, but that lie was good enough for the americans to kick off the spanish-amerian war.

    did the lusitania sail without weapons and without knowing what awaited it? no, it was another lie, told by violent scum liars.

    was pearl harbor a “sneak attack” like FDR said in his ‘day of infamy’ speech? no, it wasn’t. another lie, told by violent thug liars, this time to start the worst bout of violence in the history of mankind. (did i mention that hitler was funded by prescott bush and that mussolini was a british agent during WWI? more facts americans refuse to acknowledge – they even elect prescott’s son AND grandson to the highest office in the land!)

    were the north koreans running cross-border raids? no, they weren’t. another lie, another excuse to kill people. this time the american filth wiped out 20-30% of the population of north korea.

    did the gulf of tonkin indident happen? no, it didn’t. another lie told by murderous thug americans. this time they used it to murder three million people in cold blood.

    did iraqi soldier throw babies out of baby incubators? no, they didn’t. another lie told by violent american thug scumbags. this time they murdered 1.5 million iraqis, half of them children, and that includes the weekly bombing of iraq by bill clinton.

    did iraq have WMD? no, they didn’t. just another lie. just ore excuses to murder people in cold blood. afterall, that’s the american way.

    so, go ahead and mourn the fact that chuck e cheese is no longer a safe place for you to go. you don’t deserve a safe place to go. you are the filth of the planet. you elect mass murderers like FDR, LBJ, multiple bushs, clinton, and obama over and over and over again – and you’re going to do it again this november. you are wortheless subhuman filth. go eat your poison pizza and choke on it.

  • Will

    IDK but I think this is about the funniest article that I’ve read on lol

  • Will

    True story. My friend had his car stolen outside of a CHuck-E-Cheese…

  • Georgiaboy61

    Re: “Our country is changing and it is not emotionally prepared for what is about to happen. Let us hope for the best for America, but let us also prepare for the worst.” The Founding Fathers cautioned us that the republic and constitution they gave us were fit only for moral and righteous people. Many Americans are no longer such people, and have become de facto barbarians. What happens to such people? Ben Franklin provided a clue when he said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” Ben Franklin – April 17, 1787
    Events have proven how prescient Franklin and the other founders were, for the USA is rapidly becoming a totalitarian nation, what some have called an “administrative dictatorship.” Referring again to history, the past tells us that free nations, once they descend into authoritarianism and dictatorship, and possibly revolt, seldom survive intact.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Their food is terrible. Actually, Upchuck E. Cheese.

    • Michael

      Hey, I really like their pizza.


  • Gary2

    Michael-is that you again in the picture at the ned of the blog?? Looks like you won something at chuckeecheese???

    • Michael

      Nope that is not me. :)


  • mike

    America deserves everything that will happen. The US government is a criminal organization that has allowed the degradation of their once great country Americans need to rise up and impeach Obama and the entire government. Go back to the constitution with Ron Paul as President

  • B Woodman

    I have to ask this one question. For those who keep track of and compile these Chuck E Cheese assaults (I haven’t been to one in decades), how many occurred in states with highly restrictive gun control laws (i.e., Illinois, etc), vs states with less restrictive gun rights laws (i.e., Arizona, etc)??

    “An armed society is a polite society”, R A Heinlein.

    • I’d go further, and in a different direction:

      Check out in relation to unemployment rates, and also poverty rates. Also measure in relation to areas, not just states.

      I don’t see bricks or siding or copper being stolen from houses in Munster or Hammond, and I spend plenty of time at these places.

  • 73challenger503

    I’ve heard that alot of the issues at Chuck E Cheese occur because divorced parents use it as a custody exchange point. Imagine all the anger that builds between the divorced couple on their way to drop off/pick up their kids, knowing that in a few minutes they will be face to face with their cheating, abusive, non child-support paying ex-husband/wife and then they arrive and their adrenaline is flowing and then, through all of the noise and commotion that is the norm there, one of your kids comes to you crying,”mommy/daddy said I couldn’t have anymore quarters for the games. Mayhem begins!

    • Gary2

      good point-didn’t think about that.

  • Gary2

    Don’t tread on me? It is confirmed today that it was Tea Party leader Michael Kobulnicky who was arrested Thursday in San Diego for the alleged brutal kidnapping and rape of a 56 year old woman.

    Ah yes the tea baggers, so Christian of them…

  • Gary2

    Hey Michael-Why do you wash your clothes in tide??

    Because its too cold out tide!

    Ha Ha HA

  • James

    The Bible says that in the last days, that peoples love for one another would wax cold. As it was in the Days of Noah, so shall it be in the last days.Life will be normal until… It will occur during a time of prosperity when people are buying, selling, marrying, planting, and harvesting. This has to occur before the tribulation since the earth will be devastated by the judgments and wrath of God during the tribulation period. For example, Almost all the grass and trees will be destroyed and almost all the water will be turned to ‘blood’ (undrinkable) Those will NOT be normal times. They ate, drank, married right up until the time Noah entered the ark. Then the destruction of the flood suddenly came and they were destroyed. In Noah’s day there was plenty of warning, but no preparedness. Why? Because they didn’t heed him, they mocked. Most of the Church has become indifferent about the second coming replacing it with Church triumphalism, making his kingdom on earth, but the bible clearly states the earth will be just like Noah’s day, which is not a pretty scene.

  • jaxon64

    “There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobediant to parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-controlk, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…..”

    I think we can call this one 100% fulfilled.

  • a;lsdfjk

    they serve beer there, case closed. this has nothing to do with our society falling apart. I’m sure just as many fights break out at Dave n Busters. our real problem is the media playing the role of fear mongers again.

  • Guido

    There’s no excuse for this insanity, but I have to note the place really is trashy. I watched some of the videos and they’re thugs and trash attacking customers. I went to one of these places with my friend and her kid and it was bedlam, even without any fighting. It was just loud and chaotic and I didn’t think it was necessarily good for her 4yo. I think you would do better to keep your kid home, feed him some decent food, and go do something special together away from the maddening crowd.

  • MIKE

    Instead of Chucky Cheese how about taking your kid OUTDOORS to a park or something?

    Why do these knuckleheads insists on feeding these corporate enities?

  • Guido

    I watched one video and they said these fights are in part caused by parents who want to provide the perfect experience for their kids so badly, anything that isn’t perfect is sufficient to cause them to go nuts. I can understand wanting perfect, but brutalizing another parent because you’re not having a perfect day is insane.

  • Kelby

    Zomb E. Cheese is more like it!! Hungry Hungry Zombies!!!

    And why TIDE Detergent?? Why not Clorox? Cheer? Boundy or whatever its called? Spray and Wash?? Why TIDE?

    And i’ve looked up a lot of videos like that (people fighting in restaurants) on YouTube and they’re so disturbing – and i dont mean to be racist or anything, but its mostly black folks that are fighting!!! WHY???!! People, get a grip on yourselves!!!

    The Zombie Apocalypse is coming, big time, and I’m gonna prepare no matter what my mom and dad say!! Good luck to everybody else, wish i could help yall prepare!