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Charges Dropped Against UVA Student Involved in ABC Altercation

There are 137 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jun 27, 2013, titled Charges Dropped Against UVA Student Involved in ABC Altercation. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A trip to the grocery store to buy cookie dough, ice cream and sparkling water landed one University of Virginia student a night in jail.

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wow

Palmyra, VA

#43 Jun 29, 2013
ABC agents carry guns?
all powerful

Charlottesville, VA

#44 Jun 29, 2013
"Ignore those who don't trust the government." - B.O.
What 4

Danielson, CT

#45 Jun 29, 2013
Virginia's Finest!!!!!!!!!!
breezy

Charlottesville, VA

#46 Jun 29, 2013
So what's the point of the cashier asking for ID? Seems like a big waste of money to hire these fools to walk around doing what the cashiers already do.
dude

Scottsville, VA

#47 Jun 29, 2013
Charges are always dropped against any uva student! Even if they rape someone, it will be taken care of.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#48 Jun 29, 2013
wow wrote:
ABC agents carry guns?
to shoot holes in the containers before they can be consumed
ABC_Needs_to_Apo logize

Fairfax, VA

#49 Jun 29, 2013
First, La Croix looks nothing like beer. It's seltzer water and generally in a pastel colored cardboard case. Any organization that is that stupid needs to make a full apology and cover any legal expense that she may have incurred. Second, why weren't they in uniform? This clearly wasn't a sting as they had NO clue what she bought. Third, who pulls a gun on a hypothetical beer buy? Any life and death concerns that may have occurred were created by the ABC trying to pull a SWAT operation on a seltzer / ice cream buy.
SpiderCat

Charlottesville, VA

#50 Jun 29, 2013
The real kicker for me is that she STILL spent a night in the pokey & had to wait this long for the ridiculous charges to be dropped. The ABC officers involved should be fired immediately, then briefly re-hired long enough for the girl who was arrested to slap them in the face and call them filthy cowards, then they should be fired again. And maybe fired one more time just for good measure.
deprived

United States

#51 Jun 29, 2013
This is a perfect example of The State Of Obama getting out of control. Yea, I know it is a Commonwealth agency. However, this "Police State" is trickling down to all levels.

Depending on the situation, I feel it would have been justifiable for the ladies to have responded accordingly to the "thugs" Officers and police agencies better get their acts togethers when they go to approach people in these situations. It better be obvious that they are benevolent law officers. They ladies outght to sue
Jim

Midlothian, VA

#52 Jun 29, 2013
How many ABC agents does it take to arrest someone buying water? 10. One to show their badge, one to jump on the car, one to hold the handcuffs, and 7 to surround the culprits with their weapons drawn and yell "Reach for the sky you drunken slobs!"
eremite

Charlottesville, VA

#53 Jun 29, 2013
Old Wahoo

Charlottesville, VA

#54 Jun 29, 2013
Miss Daly did what I would want my daughter to do in a similar situation. She makes me proud to be an old Wahoo. Simultaneously, I am embarrassed to live in a city and state where this could happen.

The shopping center is in the city, I believe. Perhaps the City Council (always looking for new topics to address) needs to have this incident as an agenda item.
AJ Conner

Charlottesville, VA

#55 Jun 29, 2013
Unacceptable! If she gets prosecuted for ANY charges it should be a lesson to all Americans that this society is insane. We are instructed to flee to a safe place if approached by suspicious individuals, but because they were law enforcement they are going to mess up this poor girls life. I can tell you 100% that if someone in street clothes walked up and claimed to be officers regardless of the type of badge they posessed; and then pulled a weapon. I would have hit them more than just once. I have a very strong feeling that the OFFICERS are entirely at fault by the way they handled the situation and communicated with the accused.
common sense

Richmond, VA

#56 Jun 29, 2013
If the grocery store employs ABC managers and adheres to the practice of checking IDs for alcoholic beverage purchases, why would the ABC agents need to be in the parking lot checking on people's purchases anyway?
red nuckleberry

Lyndhurst, VA

#57 Jun 29, 2013
I have seen those ABC thugs lurking in the Kroger parking lot. They look like Skinhead bikers. I'd flee too...
Pat

Fredericksburg, VA

#58 Jun 29, 2013
internets wrote:
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they're not police...they're ABC "officers" who were there HOPING to find underage buyers of alcohol so they can fine Harris Teeter and make lots of money
Yes, and the ABC dept. has more power than our local city or county police. Something very wrong with this picture!
SarahW

Richmond, VA

#59 Jun 29, 2013
How does leaving a grocery store with a carton of beverage and other groceries smount to a reasonable suspicion to approach and detain the girl?

The impression could only have been that it might or might not be alcohol, not that it was, because it was sparkling water. That is not a reasonable suspicion.

There was no sighting of beer, and even then, a youthful appearance is not enough to stop. The store is charged with IDing purchasers and there was no reason to believe they did not vend the purchase properly.
JerseygirlVA

Altavista, VA

#60 Jun 29, 2013
I believe I would have acted the same way if approached late at night in a parking lot. Well, maybe I would have pulled my gun out of my glove compartment (yes, I have a permit to conceal). If that were the case here there may have been a much more serious outcome. These young people, knowing they did nothing wrong, must have been terrified. College/University students are told to be cautious, not to go out alone at night and definitely not to talk to strangers. Young women have been attacked, raped,some disappeared under mysterious circumstances. This was an attack by law enforcement officers. At the very least, this young women should get an apology and reimbursement of her expenses. The questions that keeps nagging at me is, how did they know she was underage!? and aren't there much more serious things happening in our community that law enforcement should be concentrating on?? I have respect for law enforcement and am usually supportive of their efforts - this is just such bizarre behavior.
internets

Charlottesville, VA

#61 Jun 29, 2013
SpiderCat wrote:
The real kicker for me is that she STILL spent a night in the pokey & had to wait this long for the ridiculous charges to be dropped. The ABC officers involved should be fired immediately, then briefly re-hired long enough for the girl who was arrested to slap them in the face and call them filthy cowards, then they should be fired again. And maybe fired one more time just for good measure.
Dave Chapman made sure charges were filed so he could drop them and get his name in the news
Tex

Charlottesville, VA

#62 Jun 29, 2013
I hope this young ladies parents have the will and finnaces to sue Everyone of these clowns that abused and threatened their daughter

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