Family brawl erupts at children’s pizza place
Deborah Donovan | Daily Herald Staff
Arlington Heights police are investigating a “family ordeal that got out of hand” Sunday night at the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, 955 W. Dundee Road.
According to Sgt. Tom Boggs, a family was apparently celebrating the birthday of a young man in his early teens when other members of the family showed up, and an argument began.
“There was a pushing match and things were thrown,” said Boggs.
One person was taken to Northwest Community Hospital with a cut below an eye and another person went to a clinic for a cut on a hand.
“We tried to talk to everybody there last night,” Boggs said. “It’s hard to say at this point whether there will be charges.”
Boggs said he believes some of the participants had been drinking. He is not sure how many people were involved, but officers talked with five or six Sunday night.
While the altercation created a mess in the restaurant, no physical damage was done there, the sergeant said.
Boggs said the people involved were from the Northwest suburbs.
The restaurant has pizza, arcade games, shows and other things that appeal to young children. A woman who answered the phone Monday afternoon declined to comment on the record.