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By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times

Two men were arrested on suspicion of smoking heroin inside a Chuck E. Cheese bathroom in Costa Mesa, Calif., earlier this week.

Police arrested Colin Zborowski, 28, and Daniel Lubach, 27, Tuesday night after another patron called police and reported that two men may be inside the restroom doing drugs, according to Costa Mesa police.

When officers arrived, they found Zborowski and Lubach inside a stall smoking, officials said.

The pair were “a couple of knuckleheads,” who, for some reason, chose to meet with their heroin dealer at Chuck E. Cheese and opted to smoke it in the restaurant’s bathroom, said Sgt. Patrick Wessel.

Zborowski was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a narcotic and two misdemeanors of drug paraphernalia, as well as being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was booked into Orange County jail and posted $20,000 bail late Thursday.

Lubach was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and was released with a notice to appear in court at a later date.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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