Parents have been warned about a new TikTok trend known as ‘beaning’

Another problematic TikTok trend has police concerned. Here’s what you need to know about “beaning.” 

The trend is largely popular in England where police in West Yorkshire have warned parents and small business owners about “beaning.” Unlike other controversial memes, like the “milk crate challenge,” where TikTokers can hurt themselves, “beaning” negatively affects others. 

What is “beaning” on TikTok?

Beaning on TikTok is a bizarre new trend where teens vandalize property with cans of baked beans. It’s similar to egging someone’s house. The hashtag #beanbandits on TikTok has over 1.1 million views. 

“We was the victims of a beaning,” TikToker Freya Horkan said. 

She opened her door to find tons of baked beans tossed on her doorstep and shoved inside of her letterbox. 

“No one is safe,” the account @bean.bandits declared in a video where they dumped cans of beans on a stranger’s doorstep. 

“The bean bandits are taking over,” @tencentmike said. Footage showed a group of friends vandalizing yet another home

Police warn about “beaning

In August, the so-called bean bandits defaced the village of Wonersh in Surrey. Now West Yorkshire Police are warning parents to be mindful if they see their kids taking beans from the home. They’ve also told shopkeepers to take note of teens buying large quantities of beans. 

 “It has come to the attention of the police that a new trend has started by groups of youths called beaning,” Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Michelle Owens said in a statement. “This involves youths throwing the contents of a can of beans over properties, very similar to the trend of throwing eggs at properties.”

“If you work in a shop, please can you 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,” she said.

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