This sounds incredibly strange but not so strange it is unbelievable. Teens are using masks and dressing up like the elderly to purchase alcohol without getting carded.

I remember as a teenager I was too afraid to even try something like that but I can totally see how a teen would come up with the idea. With a mask on, the cashier can't see their entire face and if they dress like the elderly and have a fake ID it could, and is, working.

There are no reports in Twin Falls of this yet, but it is a trend on the social media app TikTok. In fact, after doing a little research, there is an entire handle and hash tag about alcoholic teens and teen drinking. Some of the TikTok videos I saw were kids as young as 13 getting drunk, vomiting and passing out. I mean, I won't sit here and say that I have never seen or experienced underage drinking, but we never blasted it on social media. It is a good way to get caught.

So parents, maybe you should download the TikTok app and see if you can search the #alcoholicteen and #teendrinking if you are worried about your kids indulging in alcohol. The TikTok trend was originally supposed to be a prank but more teens are pulling it off.

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