Two men enjoyed a popular family tradition Saturday night by engaging in some fisticuffs at a New Hartford, NY Chuck E. Cheese. Cory J. Meulengracht, 24 and Duane L. Damphier, 46 got into a fist fight so severe that Chuck E. Cheese employees were forced to intervene until cops showed up. And then when cops did show up, one of the duking dads took Chuck E. Cheese brawls to a whole new level by punching a cop in the face:
According to officials, the punching didn’t stop there. During their investigation, police say Meulengracht resisted arrest and actually struck a New Hartford Police Officer in the face. Meulengracht then resisted attempts by Police to take him into custody, police said. Meulengracht was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Harassment in the second degree, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration in the second degree. He was arraigned in New Hartford Town Court and remanded to the Oneida County Jail in Lieu of $1000.00 bail or bond.
I just went to Chuck E. Cheese’s website to try to figure out why parents are constantly throwing down like they’re auditioning for Jerry Springer, and did you know that a Chuck E. Cheese pizza costs $29.99? Parents out there, is this legit? Because I mean holy christ: THIRTY DOLLARS FOR A SH*TTY PIZZA. Well that explains everything. The only thing worse than bad pizza is paying too much for bad pizza. I’d be pissed off too. (Note to self: Never have children.)
Also — didn’t Chuck E. Cheese’s motto used to be “Where a kid can be a kid?” Now it’s “Where awesome parents go.” Nice try, Chuck E. Cheese. Nice try.