Days ago, a video on Twitter went viral, and it launched a police investigation.
The video showed a woman taking a Blue Bell ice cream carton out of the freezer at a Lufkin, Texas Walmart. She opened the carton, licked the top of the ice cream, and put it back in the freezer.
The person filming the video egged her on, saying, “Lick it! Lick it! Oh you foul. Put it back, put it back!”
The video, which you can watch below, has people outraged.
What kinda psychopathic behavior is this?! pic.twitter.com/T8AIdGpmuS
— Optimus Primal (@BlindDensetsu) June 29, 2019
Hundreds of Twitter users tweeted their two cents to Blue Bell, saying that they should have a plastic seal on their ice cream cartons.
Hello! We want to thank our consumers for alerting us to the recent food tampering incident. We take this issue very seriously and are currently working with the appropriate authorities. For more information, please click here https://t.co/bs2Uaq6BiR
— Blue Bell Ice Cream (@ILoveBlueBell) July 1, 2019
Blue Bell tweeted out ways to see if your carton has been tampered with, but also confirmed in a statement released on Monday (July 1), that confirms the product was never sold.
“We have identified a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas, as the store where the malicious act of food tampering took place. Our staff recognized the location in the video, and we inspected the freezer case. We found a Tin Roof half gallon that appears to have been compromised. 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.”
Lufkin, Texas detectives now believe they have identified the woman thanks to security footage and are still trying to identify the man who recorded the video. The department’s intent is to arrest the woman and charge her with second-degree felony tampering, which could lead to 2-20 years in prison.
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If you have any information about the case, you can contact the police at 639tips.com.