A Tennessee mini-golf center quickly turned into chaos Saturday night when 300 to 400 teenagers began screaming at staffers and destroying the premises because the game machines ate their cash. New York Post reported
It was caught on camera by an alarmed citizen and it shows the violent teens go crazy and throw various heavy objects at staff because they didn’t issue the kids a refund after they claimed the arcade games ate their cash.
NY post reported
The video — which went viral on Twitter — focuses primarily on one young girl, who helped kick off the stampede when she shoved a Plexiglas screen from the counter, causing it to cave in on staffers as they hid behind ATM machines in fear.
She then proceeds to throw two more Plexiglas partitions and rips out a computer screen before moving to heavier, more dangerous objects, like metal retractable belt barriers.
The teen is seen hurling the metal pole across the counter while a blood-curdling scream echoes throughout the space. Others joined in the tormenting by flinging napkin holders at the workers.
The girl then picks up another belt barrier to toss before exiting the camera frame.
To make matters more frightening, another person set off fireworks inside, causing widespread panic, a Memphis Police spokesperson told Fox13 Memphis.
And another 13-year-old boy was found pulling plants out of flower pots and throwing them at a black sedan parked outside the fun center, police told the outlet.
It was game over for the teens when police showed up and issued the aggressive gal a juvenile summons for disorderly conduct.
The golf center released a statement on Facebook the next day fingering thoughtless parents for the destruction after leaving the kids unattended en masse.
“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,” said Aaron Boss, the center’s general manager. “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.”
He then adds that they plan to work with the police to pursue further criminal charges.
“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,” he wrote. “We are and always have tried to be the locally owned place 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.”