Screenshot: Google Maps

Troubling news from the Bay Area. Kids there have evidently discovered that, if they combine themselves and hide in a trench coat, they can attempt to buy beer. Thankfully, a vigilant user of the hyperlocal social network platform Nextdoor was able warn us of the cunning ruse.

“Two kids on each others shoulder wearing a raincoat trying to buy beer,” began the post by user Marcus Ronaldi. Ronaldi explained that the kid-plus-kid combo tried to get him to buy beer for them at a Daly City gas station, with the suspicious figure claiming he’d left his ID at the “detective agency.”

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“He told me that he was investigating people claiming to be with the Illuminati,” Ronaldi wrote.

Screenshot: Nextdoor

It remains unclear if the kids have made any progress in their investigation into the Illuminati or if this is all part of a broader (more understandable) effort to obtain beer.

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[SF Gate]