security caps

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1:03 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Liquor in stores tomorrow; caps may thwart booze thieves

As the liquor privatization law goes into effect, many Washington state supermarkets will add security caps to bottles
Ashley Gross KPLU

A huge shift takes place tomorrow when we’ll be able to walk into a Fred Meyer or Safeway and walk out with a bottle of gin. But if you walk out without paying, beware. You may trigger an alarm. 

It's just like when you buy a pair of jeans and the clerk snaps off a security tag so you don’t beep when you exit the store. Now when you go buy a bottle of booze, you may see something similar. The device is like a thick plastic sheath that covers the top of the bottle, and it’s designed to make thieves think twice.

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