(DESMOINESREGISTER) — A Wal-Mart supervisor said Monday that a worker was wrong to refuse to sell alcohol to a 57-year-old Iowa man just because his 15-year-old daughter did not have identification.
"What happened is not consistent with the intent of our policy," said Brian Nick, director of national media relations for the chain. "The last thing you want to do is create an atmosphere where people feel they can't be in the store purchasing things with their children."
In a column Monday, Jim Davis of State Center described how he went to the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Ames on July 13 to buy food, beer and vodka. But the clerk carded his 15-year-old daughter — not him.
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