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It’s easy to see why someone would want to fight at Chuck E. Cheese. The incessant music, the ticket exchange rates, the fact that his name is Charles Entertainment Cheese… it’s enough to make anyone want to throw hands. But wanting to box and actually throwing down within view of the ball pit are two separate things. That’s why we gathered here today. A few dudes just couldn’t take the shoddy pizza anymore and decided to take it out on each other.
In this video from a Chicago-area Chuck E Cheese two dudes who are either giants or into small ladies go at it in the parking lot. We’d call it a fight but it’s more a lesson on how to dodge. The shirtless man swings wildly, his beshirted foe ducks, dips and weaves. It’s really something else. This is how Floyd Mayweather would fight in front of a child’s birthday party.
A History Of Violence
The women gathered around do their best to keep the two men apart. One crafty lady even sneaks in a few shots to the shirt-wearing man’s ribs as she tries to keep him away. But it’s all for naught. And given that the dudes seem way more interested in not getting hit than fighting, it’s questionable whether the women really needed to keep them apart. Honestly, they’re doing pretty well at staying away from each other on their own.
The video’s caption gives them credit for their courtesy: “The adults were courteous enough to wait until they got outside the door to start throwing punches,” it reads.
The fight is actually from late 2016 but is part of a larger trend of fights inside or around the chain in recent memory, especially in Chicago. The Oak Lawn location of the chain is closing after failing to curb violent incidents on the property. According to local authorities, more than 300 violent incidents have occurred at the Oak Lawn Chuck E. Cheese since 2011. It voluntary gave up its own liquor license in 2014 to discourage the violence. However, a man was shot leaving the store in late 2016 and the company felt it was time to close.
Chuck E. Cheese fights aren’t new or relegated to certain areas of Chicago. All the way back in 2013 a VICE article titled “Why Do People Keep Getting Into Fights At Chuck E. Cheese?” pulled videos of brawls from Florida, Connecticut, and other places. In the tongue-in-cheek interview with a representative of Chuck E. Cheese, it’s revealed that the chain has spent $15 million to try and curb violence at their stores and provide a secure and safe environment for kids and their parents.
Watch The Clip
Watch the video up top and let us know what you think in the comments. Is he still dodging to this day? Have they just walked further and further from the Chuck E. Cheese, ducking and swinging their way across the plains? What would cause you to scrap in front of Charles and his band of creepy animatronic monsters? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.