Man Crashes Scrapbook Event In Vero Beach As Hells Angel

Vero Beach man disrupts scrapbooking event at hotel.
Vero Beach man disrupts scrapbooking event at hotel. (Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

VERO BEACH – Indian River County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a disturbance at the Vero Beach Inn and Suites.

Several hotel guests attending a scrapbooking event in the hotel’s banquet hall reported an incident involving a man trying to force open a doorway to the room.

One witness said that Christopher Sanders, 37, the suspect, created a scene. Sanders allegedly walked up to several ladies who were standing by a side door to the hall and pushed past them “forcibly entering the hall,” the report said.

Sanders disrupted the scrapbooking event, and several patrons asked him to leave. Instead of leaving, Sanders told the attendees “bring it on,” and to “call the police.”

When he realized the police were called, he fled the area and later appeared on the 2nd-floor balcony overlooking the banquet hall entrance.

Officers met with Sanders who refused to remove his hand from his pocket and appeared extremely intoxicated.

When police asked him to identify himself, he responded, “F**k you! I’m not talking,” the report said.

Deputies placed Sanders under arrest for disorderly intoxication. But when he was escorted to a patrol vehicle, hotel staff stopped them because Sanders walked out of the bar without paying his tab. It isn’t known what happened next, but the staff wanted him off the Vero Beach premises.

Sanders told police that he was a “Hells Angel” and used that to rationalize his actions for causing a scene at the scrapbook event.

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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.