Store asks woman for identification before selling her Diet Coke

Parched Phillipa Davison 
By: Hydar Tomar 

A 22-year-old woman was denied the purchase of a Diet Coke, unless she proved that she was over 21 years old, according to reports.

Parched Phillipa Davison of Warwick, England, was banned from buying the two cans of Diet Coke after not showing her ID.

She was surprised that she was told by staff at a WH Smith U.K. store in Warwick, that she had to show ID to get the drink because it contained caffeine.

Angry Phillipa said: "I have to admit I was a little upset. Now, I wonder if she was new and did not understand that Coke was not an alcoholic beverage. This is ridiculous, but there seemed to be no
one around in the store. Everyone else must have been in the back of the store. I think that in the end I didn’t want to bother, and I put both bottles back and left. I will not go there again."

Phillipa’s father, Ian Davison said: "Can it really be the policy of a chain of stores like WH Smith? What if Coca Cola knows about this policy?"

The company apologized for the confusion.

A spokesman said: "I can confirm that we do not have a policy that requires identification for the sale of this product and we are sorry for any confusion."