In an effort to reduce juveniles' access to alcohol, Watsonville police used underage decoys to teach some grownups a lesson Thursday.
"Basically we did shoulder taps," Watsonville Police Sgt. Saul Gonzalez said.
Police and agents from the state Alcohol Beverage Control worked with decoys to ask adults to buy alcohol for the decoys, according to police. Four adults were willing to purchase booze for the youth, Watsonville Police Master Officer Leo Kafer reported.
They were tickets for selling/furnishing alcohol to a minor, a misdemeanor violation, Kafer reported
"If someone's asking you to buy alcohol, it's usually for an illegal purpose," Gonzalez said.
The shoulder-tapping crackdown is one of several elements for a National Office of Traffic Safety-funded grant to target underage alcohol consumption. The grant continues until June.