Teens Are Disguising Themselves As Mask-Wearing Grandmas to Buy Beer
In a TikTok trend first reported by the New York Post, some teenagers have been buying booze using face makeup and costumes to impersonate senior citizens.
One video shows a young woman in sunglasses, a face mask, and a headscarf — with her dark hair and brows lightly powdered in gray — walking into a wine shop and out again with a few bottles of wine. Another video, which has been viewed over 400,000 times, shows a young woman with full prosthetic wrinkles and a few baggy sweaters, enter a 7-Eleven, and leave with a bag of hard ciders. In a third, the teen forgoes makeup altogether, making off with a bottle of Smirnoff with just a face mask, headscarf, and pair of thick glasses.