BURBANK — Four store clerks were cited this week after they allegedly sold spray paint supplies to underage teens who were working undercover for police, officials said.
Several teens volunteered to go undercover Tuesday and purchase spray paint cans at eight merchants, including home improvement stores, Sgt. Claudio Losacco said. Selling spray painting and etching supplies to teens under 18 is illegal.
Of the eight locations tested, four stores sold to the underage buyers, Losacco said.
"It's not good," he said. "We were hoping for full compliance."
Police would not identify which stores were tested or sold to the decoys.
The store clerks who sold spray painting supplies to the teens were cited on suspicion of selling or furnishing paint supplies to a minor, Losacco said.