In an incredible story from the USA Today, a man and his son were kicked out of an Arizona Cardinals football game after the man asked his 15-year old son to hold his beer so he could retrieve his camera from his pocket.
That is all it took for two undercover Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control officers to descend on those “criminals”. They threatened to arrest the man, but ended up throwing him and his son out of the game instead for the crime of asking his son to temporarily hold his beer.
Officials for the Arizona Liquor department stand by the officer’s brave and mindlessly unjustified enforcement of a law that clearly was not designed to turn law-abiding citizens into criminals. “Providing alcohol to an underage person or an underage person in possession of alcohol is a Class 1 misdemeanor,” said one official.
“Providing alcohol”? Only in a world where logic takes a back seat to big government would asking your son to hold your cup of beer so you can pull out your camera be considered “providing alcohol”. The maximum penalty for someone charged with this crime is two years in jail, a $2,500 fine AND another three years probation.
Keeping Americans safe, one nonsensical police state at a time.