FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- As college students spend their spring break on Fort Myers Beach, local businesses are making sure they're not breaking the law. WINK News tagged along as the Lani Kai security guards looked for underage drinkers trying to trick the system.
"It's not worth the try. If you're going to do something dumb, don't do it at the Lani Kai," said Security Manager, Michael Clyne.
Fort Myers Beach's popular spring break spot has zero tolerance for minors looking to sneak past the system.
WINK News cameras were rolling as Lani Kai security staff checked for bogus IDs.
"Day to day, we estimate to check upwards of two to 3,000 IDs. I say maybe 1 to 1 1/2 percent are fake."
Security goes through rigorous training to spot any fake IDs. The training is done at the hotel and through Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
"Security definitely has their eye out. The cops, the police were here all night," said spring breaker Addison Montiel.
This 20-year-old spring breaker from North Dakota played it smart.
"I wasn't able to, They are pretty strict, which is good, I guess," said Montiel.
On this particular day, security scrutinized numerous IDs, but all were legitimate.
"A strong sheriff's presence makes anyone think twice before they do anything crazy," said Clyne.
WINK News reached out to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department who told us, they have responded to almost 250 medical calls on the island since February 24th.