BRASELTON, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
Jose Sanders looks really young for his age. He's 22 and he even has a Pennsylvania driver's license to prove it.
When Sanders went to Kroger on Spout Springs Road in Braselton to buy a six-pack of beer on March 26, the clerk didn't believe he was 22.
"I pulled out my license. I was kind of angry. I was like, 'I have a right to buy this beer.' I was like, 'You can call the police and let them know what's going on,'" said Sanders.
According to Braselton police, supervisors at Kroger told Sanders they thought his identification was fake, so they decided not sell him the beer. Police said Sanders started cursing and wouldn't leave the store.
But Sanders told reporter Tony McNary a different story.
"I wasn't cursing," said Sanders.
Police said Sanders cursed inside Kroger at employees and he even used profanity towards officers when they arrived.
Sanders responded differently when McNary asked his about his language a second time.
"I did not curse at them," said Sanders.
"Did you curse under your breath while they were there?" asked McNary.
"I might have, but I didn't curse at them," said Sanders.
Police said Sanders would not stop cursing inside Kroger, so they arrested him.
"Even if I did, by mistake, curse so what. Occasionally most people do slip out," said Sanders.
Kroger employees asked Sanders to leave and police also gave him an option to just leave and go buy beer somewhere else, but they said he refused to go.
"I get harassed everywhere I go. I'm used to it, but sometimes there is a point in time you have to stand up. I felt I had to stand up," said Sanders.
Police charged Sanders with disorderly conduct.