Women Brawl in Front of Children at Indianapolis Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese's is one of the places celebrities like to eat in Springfield, Mo., as seen Sunday, January 6, 2008. (Mark Schiefelbein/Wireimage for OK! Magazine) *** Local Caption ***
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A pair of women erupted in a violent brawl as dozens of children attended a birthday party inside an Indianapolis Chuck E. Cheese restaurant Saturday.

The two women suddenly began punching, kicking, and pulling each other’s hair as restaurant employees stood by helplessly, according to WISH TV, Channel 8.

The man who recorded the December 16 fight told the media that he was at the restaurant with his own children, and when the fight broke out, he turned his cell phone camera toward the shocking action.

“You just see them type of videos all the time now, so it kind of looks like the kind of stuff that you see on Facebook,” bystander Cujo Bailey said.

“It happened like right there like it was all the kids right there playing with Chuck E. Cheese’s,” Bailey added.

There is no report on why the fight started, but Bailey said the two started off with a shouting match. The video then shows the two women violently attacking each other as friends or family pull at them in a vain attempt to separate the combatants.

Indianapolis police did respond, but by the time they arrived, the women involved in the fight had fled the scene. A police report was not filed for the incident.

The restaurant released a statement assuring patrons that they take the safety of their customers seriously:

We’re aware of the incident that occurred on Saturday, Dec. 16 in our East Washington St. Indianapolis location in which an argument between two female guests escalated into a physical altercation. The store manager acted quickly, and local police were contacted and arrived immediately. We want to assure our guests that we take great measures to protect the experience children and families have in our stores and we do not tolerate this kind of behavior. Many of the measures we have in place – such as our Kid Check program, active camera systems, and additional safety precautions – are transparent to our guests to encourage an environment Where a Kid Can Be a Kid.

The fight in Indianapolis comes on the heels of a massive brawl in a Florida shopping mall that left a group of women battered and bruised.

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