An Arizona father thought he was part of a candid camera joke when two undercover officers kicked him and his son out of the Arizona Cardinals’ preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.
John Coulter wanted to take a picture, so he asked his 15-year-old son to hold his beer cup while he did so, USA Today reported.
That’s when two officers with the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control approached him. Mr. Coulter said they then escorted the father and son out of the University of Phoenix Stadium, the report said.
Officials say Coulter is lucky he wasn’t arrested.
“Providing alcohol to an underage person or an underage person in possession of alcohol is a Class 1 misdemeanor,” said Sgt. Wesley Kuhl of the Arizona Department of Liquor License and Control. “The consequences could be up to, and this is a maximum, of two years in jail, $2,500 fine and three years probation.”
“I thought it was a candid camera joke, I really did,” Mr. Coulter told azcentral.com. “It was totally uncalled for.”