Two men thought by an employee to be breaking into Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Southgate actually had something completely different in mind other than robbing the place.
However, it took Southgate police a few minutes to sort things out.
Officers were sent to the family entertainment center and pizza restaurant, located at 15300 Dix-Toledo Road, at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Nov. 6 after a report that a breaking-and-entering incident was in progress, with the suspects still at the scene.
Upon their arrival, police observed a white van backed up to the restaurant’s doors, with two men standing near the vehicle.
Officers approached the men and detained them in handcuffs until they could complete their investigation.
The men told the officers that they were providing a carpet cleaning service, and they showed a work order to verify their reason for being there. One of the two men also had keys to the building in his possession.
An officer then contacted the employee who called the police. The woman, who was hiding in an office, confirmed that the two men were allowed to be on the premises.
The employee told police that she did not recognize the men when they entered the building and was not expecting them to clean that night, so she called 911.
The men were released without incident.