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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As it goes here in B’more ...
This area is about 2/3 white, 1/3 black
Half the whites think the blacks are lazy, ignorant and dangerous
Half the blacks reinforce this view
I was just there Saturday. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Wow, how did I know she was going to be named "Juaneka"?
Never take hallucinogens prior to going to Chuck E. Cheese. Just trust me on that.
“wait until you see a brawl at a church.”
Or on the Maury show...
I know a retired HS teacher who is always bragging about modern education. My impression of him is that his education is very narrow. I'm afraid he is typical.
Something in the cheese?
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yep!!! ‘juaneka’???.....or how ‘bout “just another savage TCBE”?
That's a bit redundant.
Chuck E is so smart people think he’s a Cheese Whiz.
Chuck E. Cheese. The fights always break out at a Chuck E. Cheese? Seriously, this must be the 15th or 20th story I’ve read over the last five years about a rumble breaking out at a Chuck E. Cheese.
Oddly enough, none of them have been over the food. And I use the term “food” very, very generously here.
essentially the police were forced to be a six days per week trash removal unit. Looks like the adults got liquored up in advance for their precious rug-rats birthday parties
She's really running up the score in the game of life, isn't she?
“Lol...Chuck E Cheese is the lowest form of child entertainment in the free world.”
Isn’t that the truth!
It’s unclean and the adults are as obnoxious as the kids.
“Looks like the adults got liquored up in advance for their precious rug-rats birthday parties”
Who here has allowed their children to see them drunk? Show of hands? Anybody?