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Pleasanton Liquor Store's License Suspended After Selling to Underage Customer

This is the third violation in three years for Perry Liquor. The 18-year-old who bought the alcohol at Perry's Liquor gave it to a 15-year-old outside the store, according to officials at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

By Bay City News—


A Pleasanton liquor store had its liquor license suspended Thursday for selling alcohol to an underage person for the third time in three years, according to the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Perry's Liquor, located at 4301 Valley Ave., can no longer sell alcohol until the store is either sold or the new owner reapplies for a license to sell alcohol. The store also has the option of transferring the license to a different business, ABC spokesman John Carr said.

According to the beverage control department, a clerk at the store sold alcohol to an 18-year-old woman who then left the business and gave it to a 15-year-old waiting outside.

This is the store's third violation in the last three years, and the fifth violation in eight years, the department said.

The store employee and the 18-year-old were issued misdemeanor citations for the sale, and a report of the violation has been forwarded to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, the department said.
Dan January 19, 2014 at 04:39 AM
So a 15 year old (m/f)? Talked an 18 year old female in to buying them booze?? Prayers for the parents.
Andy Smith January 19, 2014 at 09:39 AM
We were all stupid once, Dan.
Mari January 19, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Not that I in any way promote this behavior but how were they caught was a police siting outside? Did the 15 year old get so drunk that someone told on them? Just inquiring mind wants to know that all?
Andy Smith January 19, 2014 at 01:06 PM
It's usually a police undercover operation. In this specific case though, it doesn't sound like it because of the circumstances. Maybe they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time when an officer happened to be driving by or something. The guys at this particular liquor store know the deal---they've been dealing with it it for years from the high school crowd. So it's about time they lost their liquor license as punishment.
Ed Scott January 19, 2014 at 01:56 PM
FREE PERRY'S... STOP SNITCHIN
Chitta Killa January 19, 2014 at 02:16 PM
Get your shoulder tapping on.
timothy January 19, 2014 at 08:24 PM
Isn't it refreshing to see all the alcoholics lining up supporting the liquor stores? As is drunk teens that end up dead isn't enough of a problem?
Dan January 20, 2014 at 04:07 AM
Andy. I've been stupid more than once. I'm hard pressed to think of anytime an 18 year old girl thought it was ok to buy booze for a 15 year old
Robert January 21, 2014 at 09:46 AM
It boggles my mind how Perry's could be so STUPID to fall for the same 'trick' 3 years in a row. I know from experience though that kids will do or say anything to try and get adults to buy them alcohol.

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