This is probably not a typical party at Chuck E. Cheese's, but there have been worse:
"I thought, 'Oh my God, what's happening here?'" says the 42-year-old stay-at-home mom. "Instead of [the woman] going to the parent or going to the manager, she was calling my friend and daughters all of those names."
That touched off a fight between more than 10 people, in which participants punched and screamed at each other. One woman removed the red rope that marks the entrance queue and handed it to another woman, who swung the metal clip attached to it at others involved in the incident.
Including a 40 parent brawl in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a street melee involving 85 people in Flint, Michigan, and a live-action game of "Punch Out" in Toledo, Ohio.
"The biggest problem is you have a bunch of adults acting like juveniles," says Town of Brookfield Police Capt. Timothy Imler. "There's a biker bar down the street, and we rarely get calls there."
In Milwaukee, kids play under the watchful eyes of private, pistol-wielding security guards. The guards aren't on duty to protect the kids from criminals. They're protecting them from the parents.
While it seems unwise of Chuck E. Cheese's to serve alcohol to bored parents, beer isn't served at little league games either. The main lesson we can draw is that when it comes to your kids, you, the American parent, are a beast.