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Woman sues Chuck E. Cheese after her hair was caught in ticket machine

The alleged incident occurred at a location in Oregon.
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Ashreana Scott sued Chuck E. Cheese after her hair was allegedly stuck in a ticket machine. Mark Schiefelbein / WireImage
/ Source: NBC News

A woman is suing Chuck E. Cheese, claiming that her hair got caught in a ticket-counting machine for 20 minutes at one of the pizza and entertainment chain's locations in Oregon.

The incident happened on Dec. 8, 2019, at a Chuck E. Cheese at 9120 SE Powell Blvd. in Portland, about seven miles east of downtown, according to the lawsuit filed by Ashreana Scott against Texas-based CEC Entertainment.

Scott's hair was caught in a machine that counts tickets which can be redeemed for prizes.

The ordeal lasted for 20 minutes "until defendant’s employee was finally able to get it out, causing plaintiff injuries including pain, discomfort, distress, and headaches," according to the complaint filed on Monday by Scott's lawyer, Michael Fuller.

"Defendant failed to use reasonable care in the design and layout of its ticket counting machine to ensure that guests like plaintiff would not get their hair caught in the machine," Fuller added.

"Defendant failed to use reasonable care in the training and supervision of its employees to ensure that guests like plaintiff would be promptly freed, should their hair get caught in defendant’s ticket counting machine."

Chuck E. Cheese told Scott to reach out to its insurance company, but the insurers refused to pay, leaving Scott with "no choice but to file this complaint," according to Fuller.

The lawsuit did not name the amount of money Scott is seeking.

A spokeswoman for CEC Entertainment told NBC News on Wednesday: "We cannot comment on active litigation."