Chuck E. Cheese's is supposed to be a family friendly place where you can take your kids and let them run around like maniacs while you eat pizza and sigh with the other parents who are too tired to speak. But for some reason, some of the most insane things happen at Mr. Cheese’s restaurant. Most of the Chuck E. Cheese horror stories on this list sound like they’re straight out of a Law & Order writer’s nightmares, but they’re all true. You’re going to think twice about taking the family out for pizza and skee ball after reading about all of these horrible things that have happened at Chuck E. Cheese's.
For whatever reason, Chuck E. Cheese crimes tend to fall into some of the most violent and gross categories of unlawful offenses that exist. Whether it’s creepy dudes smoking heroin in the bathroom, or creepy dudes taking pictures of kids, all of these Chuck E. Cheese stories are definitely going to activate your ick factor. If there are any lessons to be learned from this list of true and terrible things that have happened at Chuck E. Cheese's, it’s that you should keep an eye on your kids, and never trust cartoon mice – no matter how cute they may be.After you finish reading about all of these horrible crimes that took place at Chuck E. Cheese's, tell everyone about your own run-ins with Mr. Cheese. Did he take pity on you? Or did he make you clean the ball pit?
Nathan Dunlap Kills Four in Chuck E. Cheese's Revenge Spree
In 1993 Nathan Dunlap was frustrated after being fired from his job at Chuck E. Cheese's, so five months later he returned to the restaurant, hid in the bathroom, and after they were closed for the evening he shot five of his ex-coworkers, injuring four of them. Dunlap is still on death row.
Massive Brawl Breaks Out in Connecticut
After being told to "tone it down" by a manager, a 12-person brawl broke out after two women bumped into each other. No children were injured during the incident and police have not made any arrests.
Man Sexually Assaults 3-Year-Old Girl
Straight from the nightmare files comes this story about Robert Dustin Weber, a 44-year-old man who was sentenced to 18 years in prison after he repeatedly sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl who was playing in the crawl tubes of a Chuck E. Cheese's play area.
Tire Flies Through Window, Injuring Three
In 2015 a 63-year-old woman drove her car into a ditch and hit a telephone pole causing the tires to fly off her car and go through the window of a nearby Chuck E. Cheese's, injuring three kids who were treated on the scene.