This person was definitely not acting her age.
A teen dressed up as an elderly woman to buy liquor at an LCBO in Sault Ste. Marie, according to CTV News.
A video, recorded July 12 and posted on TikTok, shows a hunched-over, bespectacled teen –dressed in a long pencil skirt and with a scarf wrapped around her head — twerking before she gets into the passenger seat of a car.
The clip shows the costumed teen entering an LCBO and leaving with what appears to be a case of beer.
Then the “granny” hits up another LCBO store.
“Part 2: success,” reads the caption.
The teen is then seen, still in costume, dancing, while carrying the case and also a bottle of booze.
The teen told CTV News that a friend helped her get ready and joined her on the trip to the liquor store.
“We didn’t think it was going to work, we thought I would be escorted out by security,” she told the media outlet. “I looked at cheap wine. Then saw Twisted Tea, didn’t find anything, so just grabbed the Twisted Tea.”
She told CTV that she didn’t make eye contact with the cashier and was asked if she needed help carrying the booze to her car.
At the second LCBO location, the teen said she was asked for an Air Miles card by a clerk who scanned her bottle of vodka.
Sault Ste. Marie police spokesperson Lincoln Louttit said the incident is “concerning” and these types of offences generally carry a $110 fine under the Liquor Licence Act.
“This could have future ramifications for children that are underage, because it could be a criminal record attached to your name, which could impact your future in terms of career choices,” he said.
Louttit said there are also potential health ramifications for minors who consume alcohol. This is the first such incident that the community’s police force knows about.
The granny mask trend seems to have taken off during the pandemic, with videos going viral on social media platform TikTok.
The LCBO said it takes the responsible sale of alcohol seriously and has maintained the policies and procedures required as part of the agency’s Responsible Service Program throughout COVID-19.