Scout Willis, 20-year-old daughter of divorced movie stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, was arrested on Monday for presenting a fake ID to police after being caught with an open beer in the Union Square station.
According to the Daily News, which first reported the incident, Court papers said that a transit cop spotted the Brown University student at 6:30 p.m. with an 8-ounce “Pakistani beer.” The criminal complaint explained that Willis gave the officer a New York ID card with the name Katherine Kelly. The officer continued to question her, and she revealed her actual California ID. “My name is Scout Willis,” she said. “The first ID isn’t mine. My friend gave it to me. I don’t know Katherine Kelly.”
Police charged Willis with two misdemeanors: criminal impersonation and breaking the open container law. She was reportedly released without bail on Tuesday and is scheduled to return to court on July 31. The impersonation charge has the potential to land her in jail, but the Daily News says that is unlikely.
Willis attracted media attention a few months ago with a Twitter feed that claimed she hated her parents and used designer drugs. She later said the tweets were a classroom experiment designed to entice followers with shocking personal details.
The real story here, of course, is of Pakistani beer, which apparently is a real thing. An article on Willis’s arrest in the Los Angeles Times points to the Guardian’s profile of the country’s single brewery, which began shipping to non-Muslim nations last winter after a 1977 exportation ban was lifted.
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