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Odd Family Brings a World of Hurt to Odyssey Fun World

A high-speed dispute on the go-kart track turns into a scuffle between fun-park staff, a mom and her teen-age son, police say.

It was a family vs. Odyssey Fun World staff in a brawl after an employee told an 18-year-old Indiana man to slow down on the go-karts, police said.

Romel Glover, 18, of the 700 block of Juniper Road, Valparaiso, Ind., was charged with battery, according to police, after starting a brawl at a Tinley Park Odyssey Fun World. After getting off the go-karts, Glover got into an argument with the worker who had repeatedly yelled at him to slow down, police said.

Surveillance footage showed Glover shove a different staffer who was escorting Glover and his mother back to the party room, police said. After this, several Odyssey employees had to step in to separate Glover’s family from the staffer.

A juvenile cousin was also charged, police said. The juvenile’s name is not being released due to his age.

“The juvenile states he saw his aunt and cousin fighting with workers from Odyssey,” the police report read in part. “The juvenile advised me he wanted to help his family and punched one of the workers in the head.”

Dick Schmidt May 03, 2011 at 02:26 PM
Here's another reason Indiana folks should not be allowed outside their state or the Union should only be 49 states. And, also that Odyssey Fun World I feel has had a nice run. As of late it's turned into a dump site for all local cities garbage.
CJ May 03, 2011 at 04:34 PM
I will have to admit that Odyssey Fun World has cleaned up quite a bit. The place is deff looking great inside and out. It is a shame that there is some TRASH that has to spoil it for the rest. But what does one do except take over our community.. I love the place!
DeMario July 23, 2011 at 02:38 AM
look this is mi family you talking about who ever this is. And plus they didn't put in this artical that they called my cuz a black mother f****** so get it right okay
Raymond Knoll July 23, 2011 at 05:36 AM
He DeMario what the heck is "Mi, cuz" I think I can make out what it is supposed to be. Also Fun World does not mean it is your personal playground you still have to follow the rules, if the staff deams what they did as rough and unsafe than it is and that is that, if they have an issue with that then you go staight to the manager you don't go getting into fights with the staff, if you do you will always lose. This is not a boxing ring and you don't own the place just because you are having a party and paying for your guests it just means you paid a high price for your guests to act like idiots and embaress you. I would be apologizing for thier actions and setting them straight.
DeMario Oliver April 19, 2012 at 03:44 PM
He Raymond Knoll First of all yall just don't understand what it felt like when that staff person used that foul lang to my cousin that ways wrong. And also we did not lose the staff lost we kicked some butt that day
Catherine Sanders December 16, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Cj I also use to love the pace until i witnessed the act of discriminaton of odyssey fun worlds staff, I t was so unprofessional. And to ask a teenager to get off a go cart is one thing, But to call him a nigger is another so the staff got what they deserved there asses wooped....Now suck on that...
Catherine Sanders December 16, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Hi, Rich the young man is from illinois not indiana and where your from has nothing to do with being called a nigger....Odyssey staff was wrong and that's all to it.....Staff started a fight and in the end a family join together and beat there butts...We're talking eight huge caucasian men attacking skinny african americans. It said that racism still exist in 2012 but you reap what you sew in life......
Catherine Sanders December 16, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Odyssey Fun World should be closed down........Since racist staff are allowed to call african american's Niggers.......You are a paying customer supporting a business and in return for you spending 300 dollars on a kid's birthday party, you ended up fighting because you were disrespecting in a racial manner...If this type of disrespect is accepted in society then what else is accepted?
Catherine Sanders December 16, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Hey Raymond, DeMario is a child he is 12 years old and you're going back and fourth with a kid.....and he missed spelled My.....But you said He instead of Hey so what's the difference.....You're an idiot........

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