March 30, 2011 (MATTESON) -- Chuck E. Cheese commercials boast that the pizza and entertainment chain's restaurants are places ''where a kid can be a kid.''
On Saturday, the Chuck E. Cheese in Matteson was a place where several men had to be subdued with pepper spray after fighting and flipping over an arcade machine, police said.
Five men and a teenage boy were charged with mob action and disorderly conduct for their roles in the incident, police said. The men charged were Devon Redd, 20, of 2910 Dartmouth Lane, Olympia Fields; Nealon M. Moore, 19, of 5 Stuart Court, Lynwood; Tyris O. Cheers, 19, of 1621 Oak St., Chicago Heights; Willie Reeves, 19, of 1 W. 141st St., Dixmoor; and Jerrold T. Boulware, 25, of 21000 S. London Drive, Olympia Fields, police said.
An off-duty Matteson police officer working security at the restaurant, 106 Town Center Road, called police at 4:30 p.m. Saturday after a fight broke out, police said. When Matteson police arrived, they had a hard time getting into the restaurant because customers had packed into the entryway.
Once they got inside, police found the security guard near the bathroom, near two men who had been handcuffed after fighting, police said. Some of the fighters had been subdued with pepper spray and the odor was lingering, police said.
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