An underaged man from DesMoines was charged with multiple misdemeanors after police found him in an Iowa City bar while carrying a fake ID.
Daniel Alfredo Burleson, who is still 20 years of age, was spotted in the Airlines Bar in Iowa City while having a drink containing vodka by a police officer at about 1:35 a.m. on Oct. 11, Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.
When the officer asked what Burleson was drinking, he confessed his drink contained vodka, but he refused to render his ID.
When the officer took the young man out of the bar, Burleson presented his ID, which indeed showed he was underaged. The officer also noted a fake “ID” in his wallet, a Hawaiian driving license in the name of “McLovin.” McLovin was a fictitious character in the 2007 movie “Superbad” that relates the story of a minor who purchases a fake ID in that name to successfully buy alcoholic beverages.
The “ID” showed a picture of the movie character and listed the birthdate as June 3, 1981. Burleson said he obtained it through Amazon for $6.97.
Police detained Burleson and charged him with simple misdemeanors such as public intoxication, first offense under the legal age in a bar, and first offense possession of alcohol under the legal age. Henceforth he was charged with possession of a fictitious license, ID card, or form, a serious misdemeanor.
“Mere possession of this type of ID is a crime,” the website for Thompson Law Office, an Iowa City legal outfit, explains. “More than likely, the actual penalty would be no jail time and a fine of around $315, plus costs and court costs making the total closer to $500,” Newsweek reported.
Burleson was released on his own recognizance and is set to appear in court on a false ID charge on Oct. 21, according to KCRG.
Police Question Child After Neighbors Report Him for Selling’ Ice Cold Beer’
A Utah boy had some serious questions to answer after authorities asked why he was holding a sign that advertises “ice cold beer” on July 16.
Brigham City Police Department responded to multiple complaints of an underage child selling beer at a neighborhood drinks stand near 600 South 200 East, 60 miles north of Salt Lake City.
After examining the product, officers confirmed that the substance was non-alcoholic and did not break any state liquor laws, which prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from buying or consuming alcohol.
“This young man, in the area of 600 South 200 East, has a twist on a lemonade stand,” the police department said on Facebook. “Yep, he’s selling beer … root beer that is.”
Officers confirmed the unusual marketing strategy seems to have worked a little too well through attracting a high volume of sales and also some unwanted attention.
“Apparently, it’s paid off as business has been good … His marketing strategy has resulted in several calls to the BCPD,” police said.
Epoch Times reporter Richard Szabo contributed to this report