Police reference Superbad character McLovin in fake ID warning to Falkirk underage drinkers

Police in Falkirk have urged underage drinkers to think twice before using fake identification – or risk landing themselves a criminal conviction.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 10:55 am

The warning was issued following a rise in reports of doctored IDs being used in the area’s pubs.

Officers have been made aware of several instances of fake ID being used in licensed premises since the hospitality industry was given the go-ahead to resume business when restrictions eased.

Read More

Read More
Lidl names locations in bid for three new stores across Falkirk

In a nod to the American coming-of-age teenage comedy film Superbad, officers advised those under the age of 18 not to follow the lead of the movie’s Fogell, who produces a highly questionable ID under the name of ‘McLovin’ to buy booze.

A Falkirk Police tweet read: “Since re-opening of licensed premises we've seen an increase in the use of fake IDs. Either using someone else’s ID or have been purchased online.

“For all the wannabe McLovins out there – using a fake ID is a criminal offence and can lead to a criminal conviction.”

Thank you for reading this article on our free-to-read website. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

There has been an increase in the number of reports of fake IDs being used in licensed premises in Falkirk, say police. Picture: John Devlin.

Please consider purchasing a subscription to our print newspaper to help fund our trusted, fact-checked journalism.