Skip to comments.Pregnant Woman Charged With Starting Fight At Chuck E. Cheese's (Happy birthday)
Posted on 02/17/2010 8:22:47 PM PST by tlb
(Memphis 2/15/2010) An 18-year-old pregnant woman is out on bond tonight after police say she started a riot inside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant Saturday night.
It happened at the 3600 block of Hickory Hill.
During an interview Monday, Juaneka Key told us she was there with her family celebrating her 2-year-old son's birthday. However, the night ended at 201 Poplar.
"Everybody's putting it on me, five of us got arrested: me, my mom, my sister, my boyfriend, and my step-dad," said Key.
She says it all started because of a long line at the photo booth.
"My sister and little brother were taking pictures, the girl said, 'Dang how long ya'll gonna be?'" said Key.
An argument started, escalated and turned into a brawl when police say Key's step-dad intervened, punched the girl and gave her a black eye.
"Other people [began] jumping in that didn't have nothing to do with the fight," said Key.
Court papers describe absolute chaos with fists flying between both the victim's family and the suspect's. Police say customers and children began panicking and running from the scene to avoid getting involved.
Managers at Chuck E. Cheese's declined comment. Though they have several surveillance cameras there, a worker tells us none were pointed at the incident.
Nearby shoppers call it ridiculous.
"Kinda a kid environment, for adults to act like that is kinda disturbing to me," said Bertha Waller.
"I feel so embarrassed," said Key.
But the teen says she has no regrets and denies any of this was her fault.
"The fact that I'm pregnant, why am I gonna fight? I'm not trying to lose my child," said Key.
Both Key and her step-dad face charges of Disorderly Conduct and Inciting a Riot. The two other suspects face charges of threatening cops as they tried to break up the fight, as well as Possession of Marijuana.
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Is Zero gonna pay her mortgage and gas? I’m still waiting, BTW.
AN 18 year old has a 2 year old? Statutory anybody?
Lol...Chuck E Cheese is the lowest form of child entertainment in the free world.
These family soap operas just write themselves.
Of all the places I’d expect to see a brawl, Chuckecheese is about last on the list.
Chuck E. Cheese: Vegas for Kids, with Bud for the parents. Recipe for disaster (and their pizza is awful too).
Name is Juaneka, had a kid at 16 and about to have another, and started a fight at Chuck E. Cheese...
Why am I not thinking she’s a white kid from the suburbs...
Mix the pizza smell with urine, feces and vomit and you have the CEC atmosphere.
Lmao...I have never been there, but that is how I’ve heard it described.
Chuck E. Cheese, where a hood can be a hood.
That's not really enforced in the 'hood.
The step-dad punched a GIRL?
Did I read that right?
Juaneka seems to think it’s funny. I hope the Judge has the guts to set her straight.
Let me guess.
The family is black.
They were drinking alcohol.
These two factoids are usually the common threads to any “Riot at Chuck E Cheese” story just about anywhere.
They stopped serving beer at the Chuck E. Cheeses in the Milwaukee area because of the high volume of police calls. One on the “near south side” (read near the black and hispanic gang territories) had nearly 300 calls in one year.
Don't need photos. Don't need names. All the details are in the title.
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