Texas woman facing jail for licking ice-cream tub in supermarket

Texas woman facing jail for licking ice-cream tub in supermarket

She is from San Antonio and is tied to the Lufkin area through her boyfriend's family.

Her name will not be released, because she is a juvenile, but the case has been turned over to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Police have not said if charges have been filed.

"We do not intend to pursue charges against her as an "adult" and therefore what happens from here is at the discretion of the juvenile justice system", the statement said.


The Texas-based creamery's employees were able to trace the location where the video was shot to a Walmart in Lufkin, police said on Thursday.

Blue Bell has removed all Tin Roof tubs from Walmart and believes it has found the compromised product. Tempering any food product is a serious offence in many countries and this woman, once identified will have to face legal charges. "Food tampering is not a joke, and we will not tolerate tampering with our products", Blue Bell said.

The video drew outrage on social media, with other people saying it was disgusting behavior. The woman later clarified on her Instagram story that she had bought the ice cream, she licked. Since the video went up, it has earned over 10.5 million views and over 35,000 comments.

A final tip off from Blue Bell itself, based on the store's merchandising, led police to a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas.


The woman who was filmed licking the top of an ice cream tub and then returning it to the freezer in a supermarket could be facing 20 years in prison, police say.

Early this week social media commenters identified the woman seen licking a half-gallon of "Tin Roof" as being from San Antonio.

Detectives believe they have the woman identified and the investigation is ongoing. We have spoken with her boyfriend, who is an adult, as well. They have also taken all the Tin Roof-flavoured ice cream off of its shelves. "We take this issue very seriously and are now working with law enforcement, retail partners and social media platforms". Section 22.09 of the code says that tampering means altering or adding a foreign substance to a consumer product "to make it probable that the consumer product will cause serious bodily injury".


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