Beware the Pizza Boy
Police in Portsmouth [NH] hope to enlist pizza delivery people and hotel clerks to help cut into underage drinking and parents who allow it.
Under a new law, it’s illegal for the owner or occupants of a home or hotel room to host a gathering of five or more minors who are drinking or using drugs. Teens as young as 17 who throw a party could be tried as adults.
Portsmouth Police Sergeant Mike Schwartz said the program is called the “Booze Bounty.” He said food delivery people and hotel clerks would receive $50 if their anonymous tips of suspicious activity leads to the arrest of a party host.
As Radley Balko notes, this will have the perverse effect of having teens get drunk somewhere other than a home where responsible adults can watch out for them.
One would think this would also cut down on pizza orders for parties involving drunk teenagers.