Store Owner Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Minors
The owner of Town Square Market on 4418 MacArthur Boulevard, Richard Dan Ki Kim, was arrested Feb. 18, briefly held by Metropolitan Police and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.
According to 9 News Now, "A 17 year-old high school student was also arrested, cuffed and detained for buying the alcohol. Minutes before, police had observed a carload of three young men park outside the store and watch one of them go to the counter, buy the alcohol and leave. When he came outside, police asked him for identification, which he had, although it belonged to someone else. All three young men are students at a high school in Arlington."
Reporter Andrea McCarren, who had been investigating underage drinking for 9 News Now, including alleged sale of alcohol to minors in the store at the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Foxhall Road, briefly left on-air reporting after her children were harassed by classmates and McCarren herself derided on Facebook.
Montgomery County Police have also been watching Town Square Market, according to 9 News Now. "In recent weeks, officers have issued 38 citations to minors who bought alcohol at Town Square and crossed into Montgomery County." The store may face the loss of its liquor license.