Saturday, December 23, 2006

Come and Get It

I thought all the kids were buying their wine and beer on the Internet!


Teenagers buy beer, wine in sting
Law-enforcement officials spent Friday in Cooper City citing stores and gas stations that illegally sell alcohol to minors.


An 18-year-old boy walked out of a Fine Spirits liquor store in Cooper City on Friday with a 12-pack of Bud Light. The clerk had asked him for ID and ran his driver's license through a scanner. Even though it showed the teen was underage, the clerk made the sale, investigators say. 'I paid and she said, `Happy holidays,' '' said Michael, whose last name is being withheld by law-enforcement officials. ``At that point, I was done and I walked out.''
The clerk was one of six in Cooper City on Friday who received citations from law-enforcement officials after selling alcohol to teenagers.

The citations were handed out during an undercover operation organized by the Broward Sheriff's Office and the state Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco.