So over the weekend I went to the Upper Valley Mall in Springfield, OH to do some shopping with my wife. I OC'd in a shoulder holster. We went there over Fairfield Commons and Dayton Mall due to their CPZ policies.
We decided that we were hungry, so we went into a place called "New York Pizza." I ordered a calzone. The manager (I'm assuming) asked if we wanted anything to drink, either Coke products or Bud Light, etc. Panic. My wife already had her credit card out, I told the guy we wanted Sprite then leaned over to my wife and told her I had to leave that store pronto, we couldn't wait in there for our food. I had her go back in for the food about 10 mins later.
Here's the questions. Was a law broken? Could a LEO cart me off to jail and charge me with a felony for this?
I didn't KNOWINGLY carry into an establishment that served alcohol. There was no sign posted that said "BEER HERE, DON'T CARRY" or anything like that. I find this alot in Ohio, and it bothers the heck out of me. I've carried unknowingly into establishments like Qdoba, only to find out later that they served alcohol.
I know in KY liquor license numbers are posted on the front windows of stores (retail included). Fairly hard to miss. The only thing I've ever seen in OH (other than GB signs on certain establishments) are the "If you are carrying a firearm here, you may be commiting a felony" and they aren't always posted conspicuously. Krogers in Oxford is posted about ankle-high on the back wall of their customer service counter, and the only reason I noticed it was because I had to return something and the lady took a while. Qdoba in Oxford has theirs posted behind the counter as well, but on the side wall so you've already wandered into trouble by the time you see it.
Is there anything that protects someone that wanders into a questionable situation like this?