- Police in England have asked stores to be on the lookout for young people attempting to buy “large quantities of cans of beans”
- The warning was issued thanks to a TikTok trend called “beaning”
- Read about other dumb things people on TikTok have done for clout here
In the 2010s, millennials embraced “Do it for the ‘Gram!” and “Do it for the Vine!” as rallying cries while engaging in the many, many stupid viral trends that took the internet by storm courtesy of social media.
Nowadays, TikTok is the platform of choice for the Cool Kids who have carried on that proud tradition of doing dumb things for online clout. Since its inception, the app has spawned a variety of “challenges” that encourage users to risk it for the TikTok by peeing their pants or scarfing down the massive spoonfuls of frozen honey that have a tendency to make you poop in yours.
Now, we’ve got a new trend on our hands in the form of “beaning,” a so-called prank that involves popping open cans of various varieties of beans and making life more miserable than necessary for whatever victim eventually discovers them strewn all over their doorstep or driveway.
It would appear beaning has become enough of an issue in a city in England to necessitate the involvement of law enforcement, as The Yorkshire Evening Post reports police in Leeds were recently forced to issue the following statement warning stores to keep an eye out for Youths attempting to purchase a suspiciously sizeable stash of beans:
“It has come to the attention of the police that a new trend has started by groups of youths called ‘beaning.’
This involves youths throwing the contents of a can of beans over properties, very similar to the trend of throwing eggs at properties.
If you work in a shop, please can you be aware of youths buying large quantities of cans of beans, if you have children living at home, please be mindful if you see them removing cans of beans from the family home.”
Never change, teens. Never change.