A childs shoving match escalated into a serious adult altercation tonight at a Gulfport restaurant.
Gulfport police responded at approximately five o'clock Saturday evening to Chuck E Cheese's at Crossroads shopping center.
Police say a fight allegedly erupted inside between two groups of adult patrons following an argument between two children.
Patrol Captain Mark Burns says the fight was serious enough to result in the arrest of one person and the injury of a restaurant employee.
"It appears to have started with children from different families that had been arguing and fighting between themselves," says Burns. "Then the parents and some adults go involved. We do have one person in custody. The investigation in continuing and there could be further charges where citizens sign private affidavits."
The injured female restaurant employee was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for observation. The name of person arrested has not yet been released.