Local Dad Arrested For Trying To Buy Cap'n Crunch Without Identification
Jerry Harrison, father of two was arrested at Joe’s Grocery & Deli yesterday while attempting to purchase breakfast cereal without proper identification. He had a small cart full of items to stock up for a possible snow event. Included in the cart was a box of Cap’n Crunch and a box of Fruity Pebbles.
Most people are not aware of the laws that govern the legal purchase of cereal. But they will be getting more attention since President Donald Trump’s statement this week that you need proper ID to buy cereal, while he was explaining the legitimacy of voter ID laws. This statement is a follow-up to a similar statement in July when the President said, “You know, if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card. You need ID.”
The White House can neither confirm nor deny that Trump, the former real estate tycoon has ever shopped for food in a grocery store, though he did try to purchase Albertson’s at one point.
As for Mr. Harrison, he says, “I was going through the checkout when the cashier, who looked to be a teenager called in an older employee to scan the cereal. I thought it was unusual. But when the employee then asked to see my identification, I laughed and refused, thinking it was a joke. Next thing I know, the police are setting up a perimeter and I’m in the back of a patrol car. I’ve learned my lesson. Next time, I’m just grabbing the Pop Tarts.”