(ATLANTA) — A baby-faced man has an upcoming court date after he spent two days in jail for disorderly conduct while trying to buy beer.
At 22 years old, Jose Sanders looks more like a middle school student than a beer-drinking adult due to a pituitary condition, which he said has been a constant source of discrimination.
Police in Brasleton, Ga., said Jose Sanders became belligerent on March 26 when the cashier and a supervisor at a Kroger store cast doubt on the authenticity of his driver’s license.
“He gets mad, starts cursing, gets all upset. We show up and he’s still cursing,” Lou Solis, assistant police chief in Brasleton, told ABC News. “[So] we go ahead and tell him we’re going to arrest him for disorderly conduct.”
Sanders told WSB-TV that he did not mention his condition because he felt it was no one’s business.
“I just said, ‘You can call the police. I have no worry. My whole intention is to buy this beer,’” he said. “I was kind of frustrated, talking to myself. Sometimes I talk out loud.”
Sanders didn’t get his brews. Instead he spent the next 48 hours in jail before he was released on his own recognizance.
Sanders’ court date is set for April 10.
He’ll have to pay a $276 ticket.
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Ray Sanchez, CNN Newswire
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