Originally Posted by Rommen
ID and 'legal age' of 18 is simply a way for the public to save face if bad stuff happens, don't ever think it actully means something important.
Not quite. I know someone can probably explain this better/clearer than me. When one turns 18, they aren't automatically just more responsible, rather they are now responsible for their own actions. If they do something stupid, they are the ones to stand for themselves, not their parents or guardians.
In this situation, if the friend/acquaintance of the OP did something stupid, George "could" have been on the hook had it gotten back to him as the buyer is a minor. Not saying it would have but it's a possibility.