In the wake of the new TikTok fad, stores have been advised not to sell beans to teenagers.
Following footage of people throwing baked bean cans onto doorsteps as part of a new TikTok fad, police have advised businesses to cease selling baked beans to children.
Under the hashtag #beanbandits, videos of children emptying baked bean cans onto doorsteps, driveways, and automobiles have appeared on the social media site, according to the Mirror.
West Yorkshire Police has now issued a warning to shopkeepers in the area, warning them to be wary of adolescents buying large quantities of canned beans in fear of “beaning.”
Buses are being impacted by a “perfect storm,” with routes around Liverpool being canceled.
“It has come to the attention of the police that a new fad known as ‘beaning’ has begun by gangs of youths,” PCSO Michelle Owens stated in a statement.
“This involves young people hurling the contents of a can of beans over properties, similar to the egg-throwing trend.
“If you work in a store, please be careful of teenagers purchasing big quantities of canned beans; if you have youngsters living at home, please be aware if you notice them removing canned beans from the family home.”
After the community of Wonersh was terrorized by so-called bean bandits, Surrey police launched an appeal last month.
Four empty cans can be seen thrown by a threshold covered with small orange beans in one photograph.
Another depicts a grey car with sauce dripping down the driver’s window, producing an unattractive orange smudge on the window.