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A woman seen licking ice cream in viral video, then placing the tub back in the freezer, is facing up to 20 years in jail!
The video, which has been viewed more than 11 million times, shows the woman opening an ice cream tub, licking the top layer of ice cream, then laughing and placing it back in the freezer. Sources say this occurred in a branch of Walmart in Lufkin, eastern Texas.
DISGUSTING – Police in Texas have launched an investigation into a viral video that shows a woman licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream before putting it back into the freezer. Investigators believe they know who she is.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) July 4, 2019
Police believe to have identified the suspect after “detectives had obtained surveillance video placing a woman matching the suspect description in the Lufkin store on June 28 around 11 p.m.” Before issuing a warrant, they are waiting to verify her identity.
Authorities even want to speak to the man in the video as well, who can be heard encouraging the woman, saying, “lick it, lick it.”
NBC News reports, “She could face a second-degree felony charge of tampering with a consumer product, the Lufkin police department said in an email statement to NBC News. The charge comes with a two- to 20-year prison term and up to $10,000 in fines, according to Texas state penal code.
Discussions between the FDA and investigators are also in process, for additional federal charges could be made.
Yikes! Some trends jus shouldn’t be followed.