A soda machine sells malt liquor for less than it costs inside a liquor store in Trinidad, D.C. and now, both police and residents of the neighborhood are looking for answers as to how this could’ve happened.
The soda vending machine, which was a Pepsi machine, was somehow rigged to accept $3 in exchange for a can of malt liquor. Because it was a freestanding vending machine, anyone could access the alcohol.
So of course, kids ending up being able to get the malt liquor at an extremely cheap price.
Apparently, the soda machine had been in place for several months before someone eventually blew the whistle on it. It’s not currently known how much malt liquor was doled out, nor is it understood how many kids were able to purchase the alcohol from the vending machine.
Of course, the vending of malt liquor in this manner is against the law.
The soda machine was in the front yard of an apartment building. While an investigation is pending, it’s not yet known how many people may have known about the machine’s contents, or if there was a concerted effort to keep the information away from the police.
Be sure to return to this column as more details on this bizarre story emerge.