Underage man facing charges for carrying McLovin ID in bar

Daniel Burleson, 20, of Des Moines (Photo: Johnson County Jail)

IOWA CITY, IA (KCRG) — A man who police said was in a downtown Iowa City bar while underage was arrested on Friday, and allegedly was carrying a fake driver’s license featuring the likeness of a movie character.

Daniel Burleson, 20, of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, first offense under the legal age in a bar, possession of a fictitious license, ID card, or form, and first offense possession of alcohol under the legal age. All of these charges are simple misdemeanors, except possession of a fictitious license, which is a serious misdemeanor.

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According to a criminal complaint filed in Johnson County District Court, Burleson was approached by an Iowa City Police officer at around 12:31 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019. The officer said that he saw an alcoholic drink in Burleson’s hand and that he told the officer that the drink contained vodka.

Burleson initially refused to show the officer any identification, but later allegedly revealed an ID card that showed he was under 21-years-old. The officer said he then asked Burleson for a fake ID, and he told the officer he did not have one. While Burleson was flipping through his wallet, the officer spotted a Hawaii ID with the name “McLovin DOB 06/03/1981.”