Better not buy bottled water in Virginia: It will put you in jail.

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Better not buy bottled water in Virginia: It will put you in jail.

When a half-dozen men and a woman in street clothes closed in on University of Virginia student Elizabeth Daly, 20, she and two roommates panicked.

That led to Daly spending a night and an afternoon in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Her initial offense? Walking to her car with bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream just purchased from the Harris Teeter in the Barracks Road Shopping Center for a sorority benefit fundraiser.

A group of state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents clad in plainclothes approached her, suspecting the blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water to be a 12-pack of beer. Police say one of the agents jumped on the hood of her car. She says one drew a gun. Unsure of who they were, Daly tried to flee the darkened parking lot.

Thugs. What a bunch of thugs.



  • joe

    Yes they are thugs, this seems to be more and more pervasive as we go through this progression of this current administration. The IRS was happy to single out conservative and tea party 501 c4 organizations even though they say they were not ordered to do so from upon higher, much like the movie Beckett where the army knew King Henrys wants and did not need orders. As long as prosecutors allow this behavior by their underlings we are at risk!

  • JGL

    Two words I use with distain: Gloria Allred.

  • Why is the drinking age still 21 in your crazy country?

    Can vote, can’t drink, how does that make any sense to you?

    Widespread civil disobedience doesn’t seem to do anything for this issue either.

  • D. K. Williams

    If this is all that Virginia agents have to do, they are overstaffed. And they can start by firing these incompetent oafs.

  • D. K. Williams

    On second thought, these agents were probably Virginia Tech grads.

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