TROY (CBS Detroit) Apparently concerned others were “messing with her stuff” — including her food and game tokens — a 19-year-old mother allegedly unleashed pepper spray inside kid-favorite hangout Chuck-E-Cheese’s.
Police said it happened at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the location at 740 John R. in Troy.
“Officers arrived to find numerous patrons outside the restaurant coughing and one patron vomiting,” police said in a press release.
Customers directed the officers to the alleged suspect – Robin Danae Charleston, 19, of Hamtramck.
When approached, police said Charleston initially said she “accidentally discharged” the chemical compound that causes intense eye pain, tears, and temporary blindness.
“After interviewing the victims and reviewing video it was apparent the discharge of personal pepper spray was intentional,” police said.
Charleston then said she discharged her pepper spray because she believed “someone near her was messing with her stuff (food, tokens and purse),” police added.
Officers noted she had discharged the spray at no one in particular, however it sprayed into the air in close proximity to her 2-year-old daughter.
Alliance Ambulance made the scene and provided assistance to all victims; they all refused transport to the hospital.
Charleston was arrested and arraigned Monday at 52-4 District Court in Troy before Magistrate Donald R. Chisholm on a single charge of disorderly conduct: Disturbing the Peace, a 93 day misdemeanor. She was released on bond and her next court date is April 29, 2014 at 5204 District Court before Judge Kirsten Niel Hartig.