Every year, college students around the nation leave their studies behind. Spring Break seems t only gain momentum each year.
Panama City Beach, Florida, has been a longstanding spring break destination, and its popularity has spread west to Walton County. As underage drinking in public increases, so does police presence.
So one mom wasn’t too surprised when her underage daughter was “living it up” on the beach and got arrested:
In a letter posted to the Walton County Sheriff’s Facebook page, she described the situation:
Yesterday, my daughter was one of the thousands of spoiled spring breakers “living it up” on the beach. She got arrested for underage drinking. She was holding a can of beer on the beach.
Although she warned her daughter before she went on the trip, her daughter didn’t listen. While reflecting on her daughter’s choice, she highlighted one of the most relatable “mom” experiences:
A stupid move that I warned her about before she left, but I’m just her mother, so “in one ear and out the other.”
After the arrest, she spoke with her daughter on the phone and made her ask officers, “Can you talk to my mom?” She assumed that the officers were “rolling their eyes” at the request but was grateful for their kind acquiescence:
Each and every officer was respectful and assured me she would get back to her house safely.
She claimed the arrest “scared the hell out of” her daughter. The officers were “firm, but nice,” and she hopes they were able to teach her a lesson that she will learn for good.
Some parents might feel that being arrested as an underage drinker just for “holding a beer” is excessive, but this mom apologized to the officers:
I know you all have to deal with this on a daily basis, which must be completely annoying and I’m very sorry my daughter added to your workload yesterday.
Her daughter is notably the one who will make her “go grey early,” and her letter ended with a thank you to the officers for saving her “a few more grey hairs last night.”