Beanz Meanz Crimz
In 2021, ‘Beaning’ was trending on social media. This art was the response. Poking some fun into this mindless criminal act with the much loved advertising campaign from 1967. >>Beanz Meanz Heinz<<.
Sing it with me: Beanz Meanz Crimz.
Numerous videos appeared on Tiktok with the hashtag #beanbanditz, prompting West Yorkshire Police and Surrey Police to release pictures of incidents in their area. Front doors and cars covered in beans with empty cans scattered. Labelled as a bean-themed ‘rampage’ in the village on Wonersh.
PCSO Michelle Owens of West Yorkshire Police said:
>> 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.
Manchester Evening News <<
drawn art: Graham Smith
motion graphics: Graham Smith