Man who looks young says he was arrested for trying to buy beer

Jose Sanders said a medical condition with his pituitary gland affected his growth, causing him to appear younger. Because of that, Sanders told Channel 2 he is a constant victim of discrimination.

"I think it was my appearance more than behavior," Sanders told Channel 2.

He was buying beer at a Kroger store in Flowery Branch on March 26 when an employee asked for his identification.

"He looked at my license and he kind of looked kind of nervous to even say something about it," Sanders told Channel 2.

Police showed Channel 2 surveillance video from the store in which Sanders handed his license to a cashier, who then gets another employee to take a look.

Sanders said he did not tell employees about his medical condition because it was none of their business, and instead asked them to call police, according to Channel 2.

"I just said, ‘You can call the police. I have no worry. My whole intention is to buy this beer,’” he said.

Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis told Channel 2 that witnesses told officers Sanders was using profanity.

"He was very upset because he does look young and he's trying to purchase alcohol," Solis said.

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