Sebastian Man Causes Disturbance At Italian Cousin

Man causes disturbance at Italian Cousin restaurant in Sebastian.
Man causes disturbance at Italian Cousin restaurant in Sebastian.

Editor: An earlier version of this story said the suspect threatened to shoot everyone in the restaurant. We retracted the story to show the suspect threatened the cooks.

SEBASTIAN, Florida – The Sebastian Police Department arrested a 59-year-old man for causing a distrubance at the Italian Cousin restaurant and the No Name Bar.

Lawrence Bergere began yelling at the manager at the Italian Cousin in Sebastian after paying his bill. He told her to “fu** off” and then made racial slurs to customers and other staff. Dozens of customers were scared and in fear for their safety.

Bergere then told the cooks that he “would be back to shoot them in the head” before leaving on a bicycle, the report said.

Officers from the Sebastian Police Department found Bergere at the No Name Bar, where they were approached by a member of their staff about Bergere starting another disturbance.

Bergere told officers that he had several glasses of wine and became belligerent and said, “he could say whatever he wants to whoever wants.”

Bergere was arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail where he was charged with disorderly intoxication.

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About Scott Lee
Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.