Supermarket asks man, 87, for ID

Posted on January 24, 2007 

Supermarket asks man, 87, for ID

An 87-year-old man was asked to prove he was over 21 when he tried to buy a bottle of sherry in a York supermarket.

The former Lord Mayor of York, Jack Archer, said he was shocked – but flattered – when asked the question by staff at Morrisons in Acomb.

He said: “I don’t look my age but I certainly don’t look young enough to be in trouble for underage drinking.”

Morrisons said staff were required to ask anyone buying alcohol to confirm they were over 21.

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