Chaos erupted at the Golf and Games Family Park in Memphis, Tennessee over the weekend.
According to investigators, parents were dropping off teenagers and leaving them unattended at the facility. Investigators say there were more than 300 people at the business.
A viral video of the minors throwing objects at employees, spitting on people, and destroying property has been circulating the internet. At one point, one person can be seen destroying the coronavirus face shields on the counter. It’s unclear what caused the chaos, but the business said it decided to close without issuing refunds after someone threw a firework in the crowd and caused a stampede.
Watch the crazy video below!
Who needs to riot in front of a federal courthouse when you can riot indoors? pic.twitter.com/zmdqZGZWwd
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 27, 2020
The Golf and Games Family Park facebook page posted about the incident:
“Unfortunately, yesterday evening we had an incident that we have never experienced in 57 years of business. Parents chose to leave large groups of teenagers at our facility without parental supervision. Some of those people chose to create a disturbance the likes of which we have never seen. We are very thankful that none of our Golf and Games family or customers were injured in this situation. We are actively working with authorities to identify those involved and hold them accountable for their actions. Going forward, all minors must be accompanied by their parent or guardian while at Golf and Games. Anyone that is left unattended will be asked to leave. We are and always have tried to be the locally owned p-lace for family entertainment for almost six decades. And we will always welcome those who choose to share their family experiences with us. We look forward to serving you soon.”