I live in Charlottesville and I know exactly where this girl was. The shopping center is upscale and near the university grounds.
I find it quite disturbing that this sort of thing is happening in a city which prides itself on being the home of Thomas Jefferson’s university. I’m pretty sure he would not have approved of a team of plain clothes officers descending on a pair of young women in the night and scaring the daylights out of them. According to accounts one officer even drew his weapon.
All because the cops thought a twelve pack of bottled water was alcohol.
And so what if it even was beer? So what even if they were underage? Pulling a gun and locking someone up over bottled water seems a far greater crime than an evening of beer pong.