QUICK LINKS: Vending Videos  |  Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013, Posted On: 2/12/2013


Mom Brandishes Pistol At Chuck E. Cheese's - In Connecticut


Marcus Webb
TAGS: Chuck E. Cheese's, Chuck E Cheese customer, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Tawana Bourne, CEC Entertainment Inc., amusement business

NEWINGTON, CT -- A customer at Chuck E. Cheese's here brandished a 0.38 caliber revolver and threatened another customer on Feb. 4, just 43 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

Tawana Bourne, 30, was there with her children and she reportedly used the gun to threaten another mother, who was also present with her kids.

Bourne was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and risk of injury to children, among other things. She was later freed on $50,000 bail, said local news outlets.

Chuck E. Cheese's staff acted quickly to summon police after Bourne pulled the gun, bringing the incident to a nonviolent close. CEC Entertainment Inc. said all weapons are banned at its locations and that it's evaluating the company's security. The children's entertainment chain has had to deal with several high-profile incidents involving unscrupulous adult customers in recent years. | SEE STORY


Topic: Music and Games Features

Articles:
  • Stern Pinball Attracts More Media Attention; Does The Hype Help Operators?
  • IAAPA Previews New Attractions And FECs Expected To Open Around The World In 2015
  • EAG International Expo Planners Gear Up For January 2015 Opening
  • Team Play's Fishbowl Frenzy Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award
  • The Immersive Frontier: New Book Predicts Bright Future For Out-Of-Home Entertainment

Copyright © 2014 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570