Shopkeepers were urged yesterday not to sell baked beans to children in case they were poured over people’s homes as part of an online trend.
TikTok users started emptying tins of beans and posting ‘beaning’ pictures online.
Videos posted under the hashtag #beanbandits show the orange gloop smeared over driveways, doorsteps and even cars.
Shopkeepers were urged yesterday not to sell baked beans to children in case they were poured over people’s homes as part of an online trend (stock image)
West Yorkshire Police has urged shop workers to be aware.
PCSO Michelle Owens said beaning involved ‘youths throwing the contents of a can of beans over properties, very similar to the trend of throwing eggs at properties’.
She added: ‘If you work in a shop, please 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.’
TikTok users started emptying tins of beans and posting ‘beaning’ pictures online (stock image)
Police in Surrey launched an appeal last month after the village of Wonersh was terrorised by bean bandits.
In one picture, four empty cans can be seen discarded near a doorstep studded with little orange beans.
Another shows a grey car with an orange smudge caused by sauce dripping down the driver’s window.
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