TRUTH BOMBS: Sad state we find ourselves in. A “family oriented” environment. I know some of these establishment recently began to serve alcohol too. I wonder how much of the violence is connected to alcoholic consumption in the “family oriented” establishments.
ARTICLE: The adults were most definitely not acting like grown-ups.
A blazing brawl erupted at a south Florida Chuck E. Cheese’s over the weekend, with adults throwing punches, kicks and pulling hair while their children ran screaming for safety.
A 16-year-old girl shot video of the melee with her cell phone and posted it on Twitter, where it naturally went viral with thousands of shares.
Miami high school student Krystel Jimenez told InsideEdition.com Tuesday night that she was at the pizza parlor with a friend when “two people got into a fight and then their families got involved.”
While she was filming, Jimenez said she felt frightened by all the punching and yelling. “It was worse because no one could stop it,” she said.
“I felt scared and I didn’t know when it was going to end.”
The cops arrived, but no one was arrested, she said. The Miami-Dade Police Department has issued no information about the incident.
A request from Inside Edition for details of the officers’ response has not been answered.
In the video, some parents can be seen running to find their children while others keep fighting. More people are seen jumping in as fists fly and women yank each other’s hair.
A few brave souls tried to pull apart the brawlers, but to no avail.
“Some of the children were crying, yelling and running away,” Jimenez said. “In the video, you can see the parents trying to find their kids to get them out as soon as possible.”
No one appeared to be seriously hurt, she said.
As for the behavior of the adults, Jimenez said she was thoroughly disappointed.
“I think they were the ones acting like kids. They were setting a horrible example for the children and probably traumatized them,” she said.