I don't see where it says the boy had his stomach pumped
It does say he was taken to the hospital because he was feeling slightly nauseous.
I guess I would too if my dad was taken into custody while having a fun outing with him.
IMO, I can totally believe the father didn't know there was alcohol in the Lemonade.
I mean, marketing people design the bottles to appeal to young drinkers who are barely past the regular lemonade stage.
I wonder how many people, if you walked up to them and said "What's hard cider" wouldn't know that meant it had alcohol in it? It doesn't exactly jump out at me.
Guys standing in a long crowded line, kid wants lemonade, that's the word the guy sees, and buys it.
I don't pay attention to 95% of beverage choices out there, alcoholic or not. I have the vague feeling there's about 8,000 energy drinks, or whatever you call them, available, but the only one I can recall the name of is red bull. In fact, for the longest time, I thought red bull had alcohol in it. That's what I got out of half watched commercials with people drinking the stuff and floating off.
If my kid wanted something that said the words raspberry and tea on it while at a ball park, I don't think it would occur to me to examine the bottle to look for the words alcohol.
Here's a picture of the bottle. It says Mikes Hard Lemonad, premium malt beverage with natural flavors.
Do I know that malt beverage means alchohol? Yes, I do...but, I also love chocolate malts, and malt whoppers.
On that day, in trying to get to their seats, standing in line, loud noise, did the father glance and think "lemon and malt? Yuck. These kids will drink anything"
Or did he just see the word lemonade?