Man causes chaos in Naples restaurant

Author: Camila Pereira Writer: Elyssa Morataya
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A man has been arrested after creating chaos at Vergina, a restaurant in Naples, over the weekend.

“About 5:30 [Saturday], right in the middle of a dinner rush, we get a call from Vergina’s restaurant of a patron in the restaurant causing a disturbance, frightening people and things of that nature,” said Naples Police Lt. Bryan McGinn, a public information office for the department.

Oliver Oxenham, 44, was charged with disrupting the peace in the area.

Naples police charged Oxenham because he had many demands but little respect for staff and everyone else seated around him to the point where management had enough and kicked him out.

Investigators with the Naples Police Department said they are unsure what made Oxenham react the way he did.

But imagine if you were sitting, enjoying a meal, and then a chaotic scene unfolded around you.

“[I would be] confused because I don’t know what happened, what is happening. I would be a little bit scared,” said Alan, a visitor.

“I wouldn’t like it. I would try to protect my family as we sit there with the dinner. You just don’t know what people are going through or what they’re going through these days that make them do that,” said another visitor, Brian.

McGinn said this just doesn’t happen very often.

“We really don’t get incidents like this,” said McGinn. “We do have our officers on scene in that area pretty much regularly, especially at the high volume times when people are down there and enjoying these restaurants and things like that. And they have a great working relationship with management and staff, so it’s for instances like this.”

Naples police are reviewing video from the night in question but are not releasing it at this time because the investigation remains ongoing.

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