A woman is suing a family entertainment center after she alleges that her hair got caught in a machine at the Southeast Portland center for 20 minutes.
Ashreana Scott is suing CEC Entertainment, also known as Chuck E. Cheese family fun center, for $1,000, alleging that the business was negligent.
In addition to the money, Scott has asked for a jury trial, and that Chuck E. Cheese put an adequate warning sign next to the ticket counting machine.
Neither Scott nor her attorney could immediately be reached for comment.
According to the lawsuit, Scott was at the center on Southeast 92nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard on Dec. 8 when she got her hair caught in the machine, where players feed paper tickets which can be redeemed for prizes. The lawsuit says she was stuck for 20 minutes until a Chuck E. Cheese employee was able to free her. She said the event caused her injuries, discomfort and headaches.
Court documents say that before filing the lawsuit, Scott issued Chuck E. Cheese’s insurance company a written demand to pay the negligence claim, but the insurance company refused to settle.
A Chuck E. Cheese manager at the SE 92nd location wouldn’t comment on the suit, but said the ticket machines do currently have signs in front of them warning people their hair could get caught.
–Jayati Ramakrishnan; 503-221-4320; email@example.com; @JRamakrishnanOR
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