Man threatens TGI Fridays and proclaims he’s a ‘Gangster’

Ian Anderson, of Vero Beach, was arrested at TGI Fridays.
Ian Anderson, of Vero Beach, was arrested at TGI Fridays.

VERO BEACH – On Monday, a man who made his hands into the shape of a gun told customers at TGI Fridays in Vero Beach that he was a gangster, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

Ian Lyle Anderson, 27, of Vero Beach, was arrested on a charge of Disorderly Intoxication.

The incident started when a customer was walking towards TGI Fridays and Anderson “threatened to shoot him,” according to the affidavit. Anderson then followed the customer to the bar and sat down.

When the staff asked Anderson to leave the business, he began acting belligerent and refused. Security then asked Anderson to leave before contacting law enforcement, the affidavit said.

“Another female customer advised that he was making her feel uncomfortable by claiming to be a gangster,” the deputy said.

Deputies tried to find out where Anderson was staying in Vero Beach, but he “would stare off in the middle of the conversation” and fail to provide answers.

Anderson was transported to the Indian River County Jail.

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About Jennifer Balakrishnan
Jennifer Balakrishnan lives in Vero Beach, Florida. She moved to Indian River County when she was 6-years-old. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. She writes our crime stories and is one of our food/restaurant critics.