The corporate office recently released a statement after the Chuck E Cheese in the city of Bowling Green refused to serve an “armed” police officer. Even the sheriff in the next town was outraged over this refusal.
Their policy of the kid friendly “no guns” policy has definitely gone too far. WBKO stated the following:
Kentucky, state law allowed businesses to post “No Firearms” signs on their doors and windows, but when the Bowling Green location of Chuck E. Cheese’s would’t allow a police officer to carry her firearm in their store, people were outraged.
“I was upset, I was shocked for that officer and also for all the patrons there because you know if you have an obvious police officer and they’re wearing police clothing, then I don’t understand what the problem would be having someone like that with the training and experience of a police officer into an establishment,” said Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle.
But Chuck E. Cheese’s national headquarters said the entire situation was a misunderstanding.
“Our firearms policy does not apply to officers in uniform. We do have a firearms policy for civilians and off duty non-uniformed officers, but officers in uniform are always welcome to bring in their firearms,” said Chuck E. Cheese’s headquarters Public Relations Chair Alexis Lynn.
What do you think of the situation or even their policy? At least the national headquarters called the situation an unfortunate misunderstanding.