A twelve-year-old boy was recently arrested when a neighbor called to report that he was intoxicated. When the police arrived, the boy told them he gets drunk several times a week. The boy’s mother claims to have no knowledge of these incidents or where the alcohol comes from. That means either she is lying and is giving him access to her liquor cabinet, or he has found a store with poor bottle security and is stealing the alcohol.
The troubling part about this story is that this child will inevitably spend his life battling with alcohol addictions. Part of the struggle may come from a pattern of crime as he continues to shoplift alcohol to support his liquor needs.
This is one of many scenarios that liquor stores need to be aware of when they consider bottle security. Obviously a twelve year old should not be able to walk into a liquor store and buy a bottle of liquor. That means that these minors are prime suspects for stealing the product, since they cannot legally buy it. It doesn’t have to be a twelve-year old causing problems. It can be any underage drinker attempting to steal what they cannot legally buy.
There are many different reasons why a shoplifter steals, but the end result is still the same. When faced with bottle security (like bottle locks) many shoplifters will go somewhere else that is an easier target.
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