By MIKE LARKIN
Booze run: Josh Hutcherson was spotted buying a bottle of whisky in Sherman Oaks despite being underage
It seems like Josh Hutcherson decided to take the law into his own hands after complaining about the US legal drinking age.
For the 19-year-old Hunger Games star was spotted leaving supermarket Ralphs in Los Angeles with a bottle of whisky, despite the fact you have to be 21 to buy alcohol.
A source told TMZ the cheeky teen actor had used a fake ID to trick a shop worker into selling him an expensive single malt.
And he was spotted looking particularly pleased with himself as he strolled out of the Sherman Oaks shop with the $170 bottle of Macallans on April 18.
The star had famously groused on the subject of the drinking age of consent just a few weeks ago.
He told a TMZ cameraman: 'I think the age to go to war is 18, so I think the drinking age should be 18 as well.
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No doubt the actor, who played Jennifer Lawrence's love interest Peeta Mellark in the runaway box office smash, thought he had gotten away with his little spot of chicanery as he strolled off with his booze.
However he never realised he was being watched, and could now be prosecuted.
The maximum punishment he could face for buying alcohol underage is 6 months in jail, though it is very unlikely he would actually end up spending time behind bars.
However there could be worse news for Ralph's, as authorities could also go after the company for selling to a minor.
A spokesman said: 'We strictly enforce all laws relating to the sale of alcohol to minors.
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'We will investigate these allegations and take any steps necessary.'
No doubt Josh's burgeoning legion of female fans may be concerned their idol is already getting stuck into such hard liquor.
The bottle he bought, which seemed to be Estate Reserve, is 43 per cent alcohol.
It is distilled and bottled in Moray in the Scottish Highlands.
The Mail Online contacted Josh's spokesperson for comment, but has yet to receive a response.
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