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article imageAnother brawl between parents at Chuck E. Cheese in Detroit

By Joan Firstenberg     Nov 14, 2011 in Lifestyle
Southgate - Chuck E. Cheese in Southgate, Mi., outside of Detroit is the place to go for a young child's birthday. But it turns out it's also a hotspot for brawls and violence between parents. Last Saturday a grandma was injured and a man arrested during the melee
A 60-year-old woman is recovering from injuries sustained during the brawl, and her son-in-law, who says he was helping his mother, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Both say they didn't start the brawl, that the other party did. reports that it all started with a birthday party for Robert and Steven Olschanski, ages 3 and 5. The boy's family says children at a nearby party were going wild, and interfering with their party. The Olschanskis say they repeatedly asked the intruding children to stop. But the grandmother says she went to speak to an adult that they appeared to be with. She says the person she spoke with scolded the children. But when the grandmother, Carol Brown, commented to a friend,
"I said this is really ignorant.. that's what I said."
It turns out that the comment was overheard by the other group. And the next thing that happened was that Brown says she was attacked, hit on the side of her head and injured. Brown says she was humiliated that she was attacked right in front of the unruly children. CBS Los Angeles reports that her son says it wasn't just a light tap.
“There was a lady on top of my mother, a bigger lady, 200 pounds, on top of my mom, one hand on her throat, and she was pulling back to come back and hit her."
The hospital discharge report shows Brown suffered injuries to her head, neck and back. Police were called, and Steven Olschanski, Sr. was the only one arrested, charged with creating a scene. He was released a few hours later. There has been no comment from the other party involved in the brawl.
This is not the first time that a nasty brawl has broken out at this particular Chuck E. Cheese and at other such establishments around the country. In May, a fight at the restaurant culminated with a man being shot and killed in the parking lot of a Walnut Park restaurant. And in September, a driver plowed his car into a Sun Valley Chuck E. Cheese, then fled the scene.
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