20-year-old arrested for having McLovin fake ID in bar
Note to self: If trying to use a fake ID, don’t pick one famously known as being fake.
Daniel Alfredo Burleson, 20, of Des Moines, Iowa, might have been better off with that sage advice.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Burleson was arrested Friday for possessing a fake ID. But not just any fake ID: The McLovin ID, made famous in the 2007 comedy “Superbad.”
Iowa City police said the incident began inside The Airliner bar in Iowa City.
An officer spotted Burleson with a drink in his hand and approached him. One officer said Burleson, who was wearing a wristband from the bar, “smelled strongly of ingested alcohol and had slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes.”
According to the arrest report, the officer said Burleson admitted his drink had vodka in it but didn’t produce a valid ID.
Johnson County Jail
Police said they took Burleson outside, where the 20-year-old showed officers his real ID, which showed that he was under age for consuming alcohol.
Officers asked if Burleson had a fake ID on him, but he told police he didn’t. However, the police report said the young man “pulled out his wallet and began shuffling through the wallet and police could see (his) fake Hawaii ID with the name ‘McLovin DOB 06/03/1981.”
Burleson is facing alcohol-related charges in addition to possessing a fake ID, according to Johnson County jail records.
When officers asked him where he got the fake ID, Burleson told them on Amazon.
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