Woman Who Licked Ice Cream in Grocery Story Faces 20 Years of Jail Time

A woman who was seen in a viral internet video licking ice cream from an unopened container and putting it back in the freezer could face 20 years in jail, police said. 

Who: A young Texas woman who has not yet been named.

What: The woman was filmed licking a container of Blue Bell ice cream, before putting it back on the shelf. She now faces charges of second-degree felony tampering with a consumer product, and possibly federal charges,” according to FOX8. The tampering charge carries a potential 20-year sentence.

When: The video went viral last week, and has been viewed more than 21 million times since it surfaced online.

Where: The woman is a resident of Lufkin, Texas, whose police department is investigating. The scene of the alleged crime is a Walmart in the same town.

Why It Matters: The disgusting video started an apparent trend of opening ice cream containers, tampering with them, and putting them back on the shelf. A man was arrested for similar behavior after posting a video of himself scooping ice cream out of a tub with his hand, before re-sealing it and putting it back on the shelf.

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