Britt Meyer, 56, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill after a road rage incident on Friday
A restaurant manager in Florida is accused of pulling two guns, one of them an AR-15 assault rifle, on a couple and their three young children during a road rage incident in the parking lot of his restaurant.
Katelin Daugherty told St Augustine police that she and her family turned into the parking lot of Haszard’s Open Pit Beef at the Beach on Friday to make a u-turn because they had missed their stop when 56-year-old Britt Meyer started screaming at them, according to News 4 Jax.
‘Talking about: “Move the f*** out of the way. Get the f*** out of my parking lot,'” she told police. ‘He was screaming uncontrollably.’
Meyer, who manages the Open Pit Beef eatery, got into a verbal altercation with Jamie Sanders, Daugherty’s husband. Police said both men had gotten out of their cars during the argument.
Katelin Daugherty, pictured with her husband Jamie Sanders, told police that Meyer pointed a pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle at her family during the incident
Daugherty said she had made a wrong turn and pulled into the parking lot of Haszard’s Open Pit Beef at the Beach when Meyer, the restaurant’s manager, started yelling at them
‘The next thing you know, you see him reaching for something and he pulls out a pistol,’ Daugherty said.
She said Meyer pointed the pistol at her husband and she told him to get back in the car so they could leave. Daugherty said there three children – a four-month-old, a seven-year-old and a nine-year-old – were in the backseat of the car.
Daugherty told police that she pulled out of the parking lot and Meyer followed.
‘I looked in my rear view and he had to slam on brakes to stop from slamming into my car,’ she said.
The mother-of-three said she pulled into the parking lot of a nearby Dollar General and had her husband call 911.
She said Meyer drove back to the restaurant but became even angrier when he saw that the couple had stopped a few parking lots down from the restaurant to call police.
‘He gets out with an AR-15,’ she told News 4 Jax. ‘He has it in his hand and he walks halfway to the middle of the parking lot. He walks back to his SUV and places the AR on his hood to get a better aim on him.’
Daugherty said her three children – ages 9, 7 and 4 months, were in the back seat of the car when Meyer pulled out the weapons
Daugherty told a local news station that her husband would be dead if police hadn’t showed up and arrested Meyer
Shortly after the incident, police arrived and took Meyer in custody. Authorities said a loaded AR-15 was found in the office of the Open Pit Beef restaurant.
‘If the police didn’t pull up in seconds, my husband would be dead right now,’ Daugherty said.
Meyer was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. He was released from jail after posting $5,000 bond.
He denies pointing the gun at the victim during the incident.