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Woman who licked tub of ice cream faces up to 20 years in prison

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techbeck    6,757

A woman in Lufkin, Texas, walked into her local Walmart, opened a container of Blue Bell, licked the ice cream and then put the container back in the freezer. Now, she faces up to 20 years in prison.

 

The woman can be seen in a now-viral video posted to Twitter Saturday. The person recording can be heard saying, "Lick it, lick it. Oh, you foul. Put it back, put it back." 

 

Blue Bell put out a statement Monday that confirms the ice cream that was licked was never sold. "Our staff recognized the location in the video, and we inspected the freezer case," the statement reads. "Based on security footage, the location and the inspection of the carton, we believe we may have recovered the half gallon that was tampered with. Out of an abundance of caution, we have also removed all Tin Roof half gallons from that location."

 

"Food tampering is not a joke, and we will not tolerate tampering with our products," the statement concludes. Blue Bell creameries said they told police as soon as one of their employees was able to identify the store where the incident took place. 

 

Now, Lufkin Police detectives believe they have identified the woman based on surveillance footage, and are working to identify the man who recorded the video. They intend to arrest the woman on a charge of second-degree felony tampering with a consumer product, which carries a punishment of 2-20 years, Lufkin police told CBS News in a statement. 

 

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/blue-bell-licker-lufkin-texas-woman-who-licked-tub-of-ice-cream-at-walmart-faces-up-to-20-years-in-prison/

 

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ZakO    460
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Reading the title I thought she just licked the tub, no worries that tub has probably touched worse in transport... watched the video, eww. 

 

Hopefully she gets more than just a slap on the wrist, obviously she's just a dumbass and didn't do it to purposely harm anyone, but this sort of thing is becoming too common "lol, just a prank bro" and it needs to be stopped. A few long sentences might deter other social media obsessed idiots from being copycats. 

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+jnelsoninjax    11,710

News outlets are reporting that she has been identified, but she is a minor, and if she is charged, it will be as a minor.

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+Raze    16,218

Was she copying the Ariana Grande thing (the donut incident).   Dumb kids.

 

 

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+virtorio    3,101

Well, I'm never going to be able to buy ice cream again without thinking about this. 

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wakjak    16,668
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Play stupid games, get stupid prizes.

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wakjak    16,668

While it may sound cruel, do please read up on the Tylenol murders. 

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DocM    16,344
6 hours ago, wakjak said:

While it may sound cruel, do please read up on the Tylenol murders. 

And the copycat case in Yonkers, NY where Stella Nickell killed a stranger to mask the murder of her husband.

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FloatingFatMan    17,965
33 minutes ago, dipsylalapo said:

But why? This is just plain stupid. 

Why? These are the same type of morons that thought eating Tide pods was a great idea for a challenge, or diving a car blindfolded...

 

The human race seems to be getting dumber and dumber...

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Peresvet    71
2 hours ago, dipsylalapo said:

But why? This is just plain stupid. 

Having a false sense of impunity coupled with imitating "a role-model" on a social network and trying to project their "coolness" there as well can lead to very stupid actions.

 

I hope the defendant gets the full demonstrative punishment. The authorities need to send a message.

 

Food tampering and such reckless behaviour cannot be tolerated.

 

 

Edited by Peresvet

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