Collin Zborowski, 28 years old, and Daniel Lubach, 27 years old, are currently facing drug possession charges after being caught smoking Heroin inside a shared bathroom stall of a Costa Mesa, California Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. Collin Zborowski was charged with suspicion of a felony possession of a narcotic and two misdemeanors for drug paraphernalia. He was also charged for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $20,0oo. His partner and stall mate, Daniel Lubach, was charged with being under the suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was later released and will be required to appear in court upon a yet to be scheduled date.
According to Lt. Greg Scott, of the Costa Mesa Police Department:
“Both males were observed in the process of smoking heroin.”
There is no word on whether the two men were there for a family event when the urge to smoke heroin hit, or if the pressure of so many hyper children coerced the intake. At this time, there are no reports that either man attempted to sell drugs to children or adults within the Chuck E. Cheese establishment.
A spokeswoman for Chuck E. Cheese expressed her disturbance over the act.
“We cannot begin to express the combination of sorrow and anger that we feel about adults engaging in this type of behavior in a children’s establishment.”
Although the event is disturbing, it is relatively harmless in comparison to some of the events that happen at local Chuck E. Cheese restaurants across the nation. A previous Chuck E Cheese Employee dished out details on what occurred at his particular Chuck E. Cheese location.
We served beer and wine, so drunken parents trying to bone in the bathroom was common. Also, we had a room where we kept the character costumes. People would try to sneak back there
On my last day of work a little kid came up to tell me “Mr. Mr. Somebody pooped in the tubes and smeared it everywhere.” I said “Thanks for letting me know.” and kept on sweeping. Then a suburban mom came up to tell me as well. I realized at this point that as the lowest on the totem pole I couldn’t tell anyone else to clean it, and if I told a manager he’d just have me do it. So I ran to the costume room and got in the Chuck E. suit. I stayed “in character” for 3 hours.
I learned you pour cotton candy crystals on it. It soaks up the puke so you can just sweep it up and it makes it smell like strawberry puke.
Don’t ever let your kids (if you have them) play in ball pits. They’re rarely cleaned. When we did clean them, we put them in my boss’ pickup truck in netted bags. Then we just went through a carwash.
Now, the best way to get tickets is skee-ball. There is a counter that goes up every time someone plays. That’s the bonus. I take my kids there now (and get everything for free) and I wait until the counter is over 500. Then I play one game of skee ball. I know how to hit the 100k circle in the upper left every time (my job every morning was to do a coin drop test to make sure everything worked, and I just got good at it). I get a high enough score to win the bonus. I just do this over and over.
Despite the seemingly constant stories of horrible happenings in the restaurants, Chuck E. Cheese can be a fun and entertaining place to celebrate your child. Just keep him or her away from the ball pits.
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