Scheme busted that would get teens beer with secret password - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Scheme busted that would get teens beer with secret password

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A secret word may have been all that separated underage buyers and the alcohol they were after, and undercover video tells the story.

Authorities say a ring of Middle Tennessee high school students knew just where to go, and saying the right thing let them walk out of a store carrying entire cases of beer.

The owner of that store is now in trouble, and investigators say it should serve as a warning to others.

Police say a parent of a Father Ryan High School student tipped them off to what was happening at the Stop N Shop on White Bridge Road.

Officers then sent in undercover teenagers to buy beer.

Surveillance video shows the clerk denying the teen at first, but he knows what to say: "Not even for $40?"

The clerk then checks outside for police, gets the beer, takes the teen's money and even loads the beer into the kid's car.

Investigators say they caught the clerk three times that night and the owner once.

Now, both are in trouble with the law.

"It makes me angry that anyone would jeopardize our young people just to make a dollar," said DeWayne Holman, executive director of the Nashville Prevention Partnership.

Investigators believe this has been going on for a year now, and mostly it was private school students who had been referred by another.

They say sometimes the store clerk would even pay homeless people to stand outside and keep an eye out for police.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Scheme busted that would get teens beer with secret passwordMore>>

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Report: Saints show interest in Johnny Manziel

    Report: Saints show interest in Johnny Manziel

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    The Saints off-season took another wild turn Thursday when a report came out that Sean Payton was interested in former Cleveland Brown and Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel. 

    More >>

    The Saints off-season took another wild turn Thursday when a report came out that Sean Payton was interested in former Cleveland Brown and Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel.

    More >>
  • Sheriff: Man found dead in freezer was strangled

    Sheriff: Man found dead in freezer was strangled

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:49 AM EDT2017-03-23 15:49:48 GMT
    Autopsy results show Jerry Floyd Kirkendall was strangled before his body was stuffed in a freezer inside a home he was renting in the Latimer community. (Photo source: WLOX)Autopsy results show Jerry Floyd Kirkendall was strangled before his body was stuffed in a freezer inside a home he was renting in the Latimer community. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said autopsy results show Jerry Floyd Kirkendall was strangled before his body was stuffed in a freezer inside a home he was renting in the Latimer community.

    More >>

    Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said autopsy results show Jerry Floyd Kirkendall was strangled before his body was stuffed in a freezer inside a home he was renting in the Latimer community.

    More >>
  • Stormy for March's final Saturday

    Stormy for March's final Saturday

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-03-23 15:40:38 GMT
    As a Saturday cold front moves in from the west, numerous thunderstorms, some strong, will put parts of the region at risk for severe weather.As a Saturday cold front moves in from the west, numerous thunderstorms, some strong, will put parts of the region at risk for severe weather.

    A few isolated severe storms will be possible, producing mainly threats of damaging wind gusts. But, hail and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

    More >>

    A few isolated severe storms will be possible, producing mainly threats of damaging wind gusts. But, hail and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly