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Brawl at Chuck E. Cheese's leads to gun, drug charges
The Post and Courier ^ | JULY 27, 2005 | BY NOAH HAGLUND

Posted on 07/28/2005 2:15:26 AM PDT by csvset

Brawl at Chuck E. Cheese's leads to gun, drug charges

BY NOAH HAGLUND
Of The Post and Courier Staff

While at the Chuck E. Cheese's in North Charleston to break up a fight between unruly patrons, police confiscated two pistols and 25 grams of crack from a car in the parking lot, according to North Charleston police.

A manager called police to report that a baby's birthday party had turned into a brawl at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, a police report states. When officers arrived at the family-oriented chain restaurant on Rivers Avenue, the 18-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend, a 14-year-old, came into the restaurant and began arguing with Ranardo Valdez Wright, 21, of North Charleston.

At one point, the report states, Wright was walking on tables and punching people. During the fracas, DeShawn Rodney Broughton, 19, of North Charleston, went to the parking lot, saying he was going to get a pistol, the report states.

Leslie Broughton, 31, of North Charleston, who was sitting in a Saturn with the man, told the police they could search the car, the report states. Inside the glove box, they found $318 in cash and plastic bags containing 25 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for crack cocaine and other bags with 4 grams of a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

Under the front passenger's seat, officers found a .38-caliber Interarms handgun. Under the driver's seat, they found a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson, the police report said.

DeShawn Broughton was charged with trafficking in cocaine base, possession of cocaine and illegal possession of a pistol for someone younger than 21, the report states. He remained in jail Tuesday after bail was set at $60,000, according to the Charleston County Detention Center.

Leslie Broughton was charged with trafficking cocaine base, the report states. She was still awaiting a bail hearing Tuesday, according to the jail, which also listed a charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Also cited were Rashad Banks, 18, of Summerville, and Wright, both with public disorderly conduct, the report states. The 14-year-old was released to his stepfather on a custodial promise, the report states.

A Chuck E. Cheese's manager said, "Nobody in this building is allowed to talk about it."



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: brawl; chuckecheese; cocaine; crack; whoyourdaddy; wodlist
the 18-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend, a 14-year-old

Was the 14 yr old the " daddy "?

The 14-year-old was released to his stepfather on a custodial promise, the report states.

The 14 yr old was sent to his room, without any pizza.

I have visions of this brawl taking place while the Chuckie Cheese Animatron Band plays on, oblivious.

1 posted on 07/28/2005 2:15:27 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset
The 14 yr old was sent to his room, without any pizza.

No doubt the father was so upset he didn't let the 14 year old redeem his "tickets" for a "kewl prize" at the counter.

Yikes....

2 posted on 07/28/2005 2:22:19 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: csvset

Was the Momma(18) the Diddies (14) teacher?


3 posted on 07/28/2005 2:29:01 AM PDT by msnimje
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To: csvset

This type of incident at Chuck E. Cheese's has made the news numerous times. I guess that’s why I feel safer at my favorite watering hole – Harleys and pickups parked outside.


4 posted on 07/28/2005 2:31:32 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: csvset
Leslie Broughton, 31, of North Charleston, who was sitting in a Saturn with the man, told the police they could search the car, the report states. Inside the glove box, they found $318 in cash and plastic bags containing 25 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for crack cocaine and other bags with 4 grams of a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

Under the front passenger's seat, officers found a .38-caliber Interarms handgun. Under the driver's seat, they found a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson, the police report said.

Gotta love it when stupid criminals make the cops' job easier.

5 posted on 07/28/2005 2:33:07 AM PDT by JRios1968 (The C-5 Galaxy (http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=84)...sometimes, size DOES matter!)
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To: csvset
ok...um.........yea........

i think ill leave this one alone...

6 posted on 07/28/2005 2:34:03 AM PDT by MetalHeadConservative35 (Happiness Is A Belt Fed Weapon)
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To: All

South Carolina, right? I was sure this was New Mexico, but there is no Charleston, NM.


7 posted on 07/28/2005 2:35:47 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: csvset
I want to know how FAT these people were,
and if they've ever been on Oprah..
8 posted on 07/28/2005 2:42:15 AM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: MetalHeadConservative35

Second that. There's no sport in it when it's too easy....


9 posted on 07/28/2005 2:45:04 AM PDT by Felicity Fahrquar (Life is short - quality matters.)
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To: R. Scott
This type of incident at Chuck E. Cheese's has made the news numerous times.

Yep, just the latest case in the " Chuck E. Cheese file".

Mom: Girls pounded on me at Chuck E.Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese fight turns bloody

Police Zap Dad Accused Of Stealing Salad At Chuck E. Cheese

10 posted on 07/28/2005 2:46:17 AM PDT by csvset
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To: MaxMax
if they've ever been on Oprah

My guess would be Jerry Springer or COPS. If they haven't , they could/should/will be.

11 posted on 07/28/2005 2:48:48 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Could it have something to do with the restaurant using a rat for their mascot?


12 posted on 07/28/2005 3:09:51 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: MaxMax
I want to know how FAT these people were, and if they've ever been on Oprah..

The heck with Oprah, 'ow 'bout Jerry Springer

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

13 posted on 07/28/2005 3:16:08 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: R. Scott
This type of incident at Chuck E. Cheese's has made the news numerous times.

Corporate management even has a policy for these frequent events.

A Chuck E. Cheese's manager said, "Nobody in this building is allowed to talk about it."

14 posted on 07/28/2005 3:26:52 AM PDT by vox humana
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To: csvset

Throw in unlimited food, video games, rowdy children and a lot of noise and commotion and you are sure to have raised the agitation level of everyone in the place. I went to a party at one of these place once about 12 years ago. I will never set foot in one again.


15 posted on 07/28/2005 3:27:27 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: csvset

***the 18-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend, a 14-year-old, came into the restaurant and began arguing with Ranardo Valdez Wright, 21, of North ****

Ya gotta admit a 14 year old who comes in and gets in the face of a 21 year old is a badd -assed kid, and probably hung like a horse with an 18 yo girlfriend. I doubt he pays a lot of attention to his stepdaddy.I predict a great future for this kid in the pimp business.I doubt he will amount to much more.


16 posted on 07/28/2005 3:37:57 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: csvset
"DeShawn Broughton was charged with trafficking in cocaine base, possession of cocaine and illegal possession of a pistol for someone younger than 21"

DeShawn ought to learn not to walk on tables and punch folks.

This sounds like the type of place to avoid.
17 posted on 07/28/2005 3:44:51 AM PDT by Shawndell Green (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: csvset

18 posted on 07/28/2005 3:54:26 AM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred")
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To: csvset

***the 18-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend, a 14-year-old***

That's nothing. We had some illegal aliens killed in a car wreck near here. The wife was about 16. The husband was 13 years old. Yes, 13 years old.


19 posted on 07/28/2005 3:56:15 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Islam, the religion of the criminally insane.)
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To: MaxMax

"if they've ever been on Oprah.."

They sound more like Jerry Springer alums.


20 posted on 07/28/2005 3:56:24 AM PDT by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: raybbr

I've only been to Chuck E. Cheese's once for one of our grandkids' birthday party. Once was quite enough, thank you. Wall to wall screaming kids ain't my idea of fun.

A friend's son is on the North Charleston police force. I can't wait to hear his report on this episode.


21 posted on 07/28/2005 4:15:51 AM PDT by Grandma Pam
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To: csvset

18 year old girl, 14 year old boy. Where are the pedophile police?


22 posted on 07/28/2005 4:29:33 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Mexico, the 51st state.)
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To: Rebelbase

I thought this took place at Schumer's house.


23 posted on 07/28/2005 5:03:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: vox humana

Ignore it and it will go away?


24 posted on 07/28/2005 5:19:37 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: csvset

You want prisoner abuse? Threaten detainees at Gitmo with being sent to Chuck E. Cheese for their lunch.


25 posted on 07/28/2005 5:28:13 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: dead

O my gosh. We never have fun stuff like that up here. We need a Chuck E Cheese.

"Yo man, you want some of me? Roll your Murray up and meet me at the Chucksters"


26 posted on 07/28/2005 5:37:10 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: csvset
...the 18-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend, a 14-year-old, came into the restaurant and began arguing with Ranardo Valdez Wright, 21, of North Charleston.

At one point, the report states, Wright was walking on tables and punching people. During the fracas, DeShawn Rodney Broughton, 19, of North Charleston, went to the parking lot, saying he was going to get a pistol, the report states.

Inside the glove box, they found $318 in cash and plastic bags containing 25 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for crack cocaine and other bags with 4 grams of a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

Under the front passenger's seat, officers found a .38-caliber Interarms handgun. Under the driver's seat, they found a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson, the police report said.

DeShawn Broughton was charged with trafficking in cocaine base, possession of cocaine and illegal possession of a pistol for someone younger than 21, the report states. He remained in jail Tuesday after bail was set at $60,000, according to the Charleston County Detention Center.

Hmm....would it be "Un P.C." to point out that maybe...MAYBE there is some sort of pattern here? If I could ONLY put my FINGER on it...

27 posted on 07/28/2005 5:39:55 AM PDT by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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the 18-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend, a 14-year-old

Was the mother back at Chuck E. Cheese's to pick up a new younger boyfriend? Do ya think they met there?

28 posted on 07/28/2005 1:14:09 PM PDT by Between the Lines (Be careful how you live your life, it may be the only gospel anyone reads.)
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To: csvset

Ranardo - DeShawn?? Definately Chuckie Cheese material.


29 posted on 07/28/2005 1:19:39 PM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: raybbr
I went to a party at one of these place once about 12 years ago. I will never set foot in one again.

When my daughter was 2, we went to a party at one. She got lost in the Toddler Habitrail and began to have a meltdown. One of the slimmer employees was dispatched to go in and lead her to safety.

She still won't talk about it.

30 posted on 07/28/2005 1:29:32 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: csvset

All this ruckus over some nasty pizza?


31 posted on 07/28/2005 5:54:37 PM PDT by aomagrat ("If I am the Scourge of God, you are truly wicked." - Ghengis Khan)
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To: csvset

They could have at least shot those stupid little moles.


32 posted on 07/28/2005 5:57:26 PM PDT by connectthedots
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To: Itzlzha
When drugs are criminalized, only criminals deal drugs ... and they make a tidy sum doing it, just like during Prohibition.
33 posted on 07/30/2005 8:36:06 AM PDT by Know your rights (The modern enlightened liberal doesn't care what you believe as long as you don't really believe it.)
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