Teens exploit self-checkout stands to buy liquor

August 4, 2010 5:37:56 PM PDT
You may have seen those self-checkout stands at the supermarket. Some folks think they're a hassle, others like the speed. Well now, teenagers have found a reason to love them.

With no one there to check their ID, some teenagers are using do-it-yourself checkouts to purchase alcohol.

The machines are supposed to lock up when alcohol goes through until a clerk can check the customer's age.

However, lawmakers said today machines are loosely controlled. Some don't work. .

Also teens find ways to foil them, like putting beer bottles in a six-pack of coke.

The state legislature is now considering a bill that would require stores to only sell alcohol through a cashier.


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