An argument between two women at Chuck E Cheese in Newington, Connecticut a restaurant that caters to children, ended in an arrest on Monday night after a woman allegedly pulled a loaded semi-automatic handgun out in front of another woman who was there with a child, according to Newington police.
Police said Tawana Bourne, 30, of Middletown, was at the restaurant with her child around 8 p.m. and got into an argument with another woman, who was also with a child, police said. During the argument, Bourne allegedly brandished a .380 semi-automatic handgun and chambered a round.
Chuck E Cheese staff quickly contacted the Newington Police Department. Police said the women had been separated and Bourne was in possession of a .380 caliber handgun. Bourne, who has a valid State of Connecticut pistol permit, was charged with breach of peace, three counts of risk of injury to a minor, threatening in the second degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree. Her firearm and permit were seized, police said. Chuck E. Cheese issued a statement saying that signs are posted prohibiting weapons or firearms and the company will be evaluating security. Bourne was released after posting a $50,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear at New Britain Superior Court on Feb. 19.