A mom from Connecticut has been arrested for pulling out a .380 semi-automatic handgun in a Chuck E. Cheese location.Tawana Bourne, who brought her child to the diner, reportedly argued with another mother, who was also accompanied by a child. She then threatened the woman with the weapon, Opposing Views reports.
The New Haven Register details that police responded to a 911 call at the 3075 Berlin Turnpike location in Newington at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 4.
The Newington Police Department contacted law enforcement when they noticed she was chambering a round.
As they arrived, Bourne was in the middle of a heated discussion with the second woman. They were forced to break up the quarrel and confiscate the weapon.
While Bourne has a registered gun permit in Connecticut, it was also seized. Nobody has been injured during the incident, Chuck E. Cheese reps explain in a written statement, adding that they are evaluating security in the Connecticut facility.
"We are aware of an incident that occurred in our Newington, Conn., store on the evening of Monday, Feb. 4, in which a patron threatened another patron with a handgun.
"The store manager and staff acted immediately, followed proper safety procedures and contained the incident until local police officers arrived.
"As a result, there are no injuries to report and we are thankful for the dedicated service of community law enforcement and the swift actions of our alert staff members," the company states.
Bourne is a social worker and founder of the Middletown-based non-profit organization "Healthy Home, Healthy Child." She has posted bail and awaits prosecution on breach of peace, risk of injury to a minor, threatening and reckless endangerment.
"I’m a very good person. Very, very involved in the community," Bourne describes herself.
She has told local reporters that she has "pursued her dream of working with children after rediscovering God and conquering a crack cocaine addiction."