Sheriff’s Office: New Iberia man, angry with food order, threatens employee with gun

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested a man Wednesday who got angry over a food order then raised his shirt to show an employee he had a gun in his pants.

Jerry Stevens Meyer, 35, of New Iberia, was arrested at his home later Wednesday evening, Lt. Richard Fleming said in a release.

Meyer walked into the restaurant at 6:30 p.m., got into an argument with a female employee over an order of food, walked outside after a restaurant manager told him to leave, then threatened the employee and showed her he had a weapon, Fleming said.

Fleming said deputies later found the firearm and Meyer inside his Wilree Street home, arresting the suspect without any trouble and recovering the firearm, which had been stolen.

Meyer was booked on counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal possession of a stolen weapon, felon in possession of a weapon, terrorizing and possession of a firearm in a weapons-free zone, Fleming said.

Meyer on Thursday morning remained in the Iberia Parish Jail without bond.