Woman Who Licked Blue Bell Ice Cream In Viral Video Could Face 20 Years In Jail
The woman who was captured on camera licking a tub full of Blue Bell ice cream and returning it to the shelf could face up to 20 years in prison.
NBC News reports the prank took place inside of a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas where the woman opened up a tub of ice cream, gliding her tongue on it then places it back in the freezer. Authorities say they have identified the woman on Wednesday after detectives received the surveillance footage and matched the suspect’s description inside of the store on June 28. Detectives are waiting to confirm the woman’s identity before issuing an arrest warrant.
The prankster bragged about licking the ice cream under the Instagram handle @xx.asiaaa.xx before she deactivated her account and said she was “a lil sick” the week of the incident.
“You can call it Flu Bell ice cream now ’cause I was a lil sick last week. Repost yourself doing this with the hashtag #tinroofchallenge. Let’s see if we can start an epidemic(literally)”
The Lufkin Police Department reported that the suspect could face a second-degree felony charge of tampering with a consumer product and a $10,000 fine.
Blue Bell Creameries released a statement in reference to the incident since customers wondered why their ice cream tubs were not sealed properly:
“During production, our half gallons are flipped upside down and sent to a hardening room where the ice cream freezes to the lid creating a natural seal.” the company said in a statement. “The lids are frozen tightly to the carton. Any attempt at opening the product should be noticeable.”
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