CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – A Chuck E. Cheese’s employee is accused of stabbing a woman with a box cutter after an argument about a salad plate, police said.
Shardonnae Pruitt, 19, of the 9600 block of South Merrion Avenue in Chicago, was charged with simple assault and battery after the incident late last month, police Officer Laura Kubiak said.
The 25-year-old customer told police that Pruitt stabbed her about 3:15 p.m. Sept. 30 at the restaurant at 5030 S. Kedzie Ave., Kubiak said.
The customer was with a 40-year-old man who became angry that Pruitt had taken away his salad plate and threw his utensils on the floor and demanded to see the manager, police said.
Pruitt returned with the manager, and the man asked to make a formal complaint against Pruitt, police said. When the manager stepped away, Pruitt threatened the man, pulled out the box cutter and stabbed the woman, police said.
Security guards at the restaurant detained Pruitt until police arrived.
The woman was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago, where she was treated and released.
A manager of the Chuck E. Cheese’s declined to comment Tuesday.
Pruitt is due back in court Nov. 14, according to court records.