19-year-old actor Josh Hutcherson tricked a Ralph’s Grocery store clerk into selling him an expensive bottle of whiskey.
According to TMZ, Josh posed as over 21 and used a fake ID to purchase the alcohol.
“We strictly enforce all laws relating to the sale of alcohol to minors. We will investigate these allegations and take any steps necessary,” said a spokesperson for Ralph’s.
Josh could be prosecuted and the maximum punishment is 6 months in jail, although in reality he would probably not be spending any time behind bars. The police could also go after Ralph’s for selling to a minor.
Not that we condone underage drinking, this seems like a light situation considering that a lot of people buy alcohol with fake I.Ds. If he wanted to be a bit more stealth (now that he’s pretty famous), he could have asked someone else to buy it for him.
It’s interesting because Josh once said on camera,”I think the age to go to war is 18 … so I think the drinking age should be 18 as well.”
Well in that case, Josh should move to Canada. Here, we can drink when we turn 19. (Except for Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec, the drinking age is 18!)