EAGLE LAKE – An employee at a Polk County convenience store was arrested on Thursday, after sheriff’s deputies said he sold a copy of Hustler magazine to an underage buyer.
Deputies arrested Ahmad Alnobani, 25, of Winter Haven on a charge of displaying obscene material harmful to minors and the sale of obscene material to a minor.
Also arrested was 53-year-old Anwar Alnobani of Eagle Lake for display obscene material harmful to minors. The charges, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, stemmed from “a complaint about pornographic magazines being openly displayed for sale in a convenience store within walking distance of two schools,” noted Scott H. Wilder, director of communications for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in his report.
Wilder also noted that those magazines being sold at the Chevron store at 558 N. 5th St., Eagle Lake, included titles like Barely Legal, Hustler, Playboy, Playgirl, and Bad Puppy.
Deputies followed up the complaint, Wilder noted, by recruiting a teenage boy to pose as a customer for the illicit magazines.
As a result, “Ahmad Alnobani sold a Hustler and 18eighteen magazine to an underage boy who was working with deputies in the investigation,” Wilder noted. “Ahmad asked the 17-year-old boy for identification, which showed he was under age. Ahmad then instructed the teen to exit the store and then park his car in a space directly in front of the store so that Ahmad could make sure the teen did not have anyone with him so that he (Ahmad) did not get in any trouble by selling him the pornographic material.”
Wilder noted that Ahmad “then offered to sell the 17-year-old pornographic DVDs he kept behind the counter.”
Ahmad has a previous arrest from 2012 for the sale of alcohol to a minor, Wilder noted.
Contact Freeline Media at Freelineorlando@gmail.com..