Restaurant owner arrested after 80 people gathered inside, partying in Florida

7 days ago

Gifford news, Florida news.

A restaurant owner has been busted after authorities broke up a large gathering at his business on March 20, defying coronavirus emergency orders.

Glenn Brown III, 48, is the owner of a Gifford restaurant where more than 80 people gathered for a 2 a.m. party, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. The restaurant is well known to local authorities as it used to be the scene of “multiple shootings, stabbings, drug sales, and other illegal activity.”

Brown, who has been free on bail at the time of the incident, had reportedly refused to comply with the state’s restrictions on crowds at restaurants saying “he was going to continue to operate.”

He is being held on a misdemeanor violation of emergency management order with his bail revoked.