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Fresno liquor store owner uses social media to deter people with fake IDs from trying to buy alcohol – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-09-10 02:27:01 –

Fresno, CA (KFSN)-Fresno shopkeepers are taking a new approach to prevent people with fake IDs from trying to buy alcohol in their stores.

When he catches someone, he posts a video on social media.

Harman Preet Singh owns the Red Wave Liquor on E. Show Avenue, opposite Fresno.

Shin said that being close to the university would result in a significant number of fake IDs, especially at the beginning of each semester.

Shin said he wanted a way to fight many minors trying to buy alcohol, so he started posting videos on his store’s Instagram page.

“It’s not about humiliating children or anything, it’s just about raising awareness and discouraging people from coming here and trying it out in my store,” Shin said.

The video after the video shows that he identifies the fake ID and confiscates it.

About three years ago, Shin said he was fined by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Administration after being able to buy someone with a fake ID.

He began his investigation and learned more about fake IDs and how easily they are available to people.

They have also been improved and are difficult to find.

Shin has become better at recognizing them, and there is a stack behind the counter that he has collected in the last few months.

“If I don’t store it, they’ll just go out and use it again,” Shin said.

He will eventually hand them over to ABC

Shin said there was only one goal in mind to keep people safe and keep alcohol away from minors.

“Wait a minute. Wait until you’re 21.” Shin said. “At the age of 21, it’s been many years, so please wait.”

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