Ice cream-licking suspect identified as juvenile

Saul Bowman
July 7, 2019

The Lufkin Police Department confirmed Friday that the girl in the video is from San Antonio.

Lufkin police said they do not intend to charge the girl as an adult, and therefore can not speak to what charges she will face from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

A teenager from Texas has been questioned by police after footage went viral of her taking a tub of ice cream and licking it, before returning it to a Walmart freezer.

Some users took to social media to explain that the woman was simply "clout-chasing", or doing something for the sole goal of receiving attention and going viral.

The Walmart in Corpus Christi announced the surprising news in a Facebook post, saying that the store has asked an "armed" guard named Ruben to watch over the ice cream, according to ABC 13. They also retrieved what they believe to be the tainted container of ice cream.

According to the Lufkin Police Department, which documented this entire investigation on social media in a very meta way, commenters nearly immediately identified the teenager as being from San Antonio.


Police say they've identified the person who opened a carton of ice cream at a Texas Walmart, licked the creamy goodness and put it back in the freezer.

Once her identity is verified, police will issue warrant for her arrest on a charge of second-degree felony tampering with a consumer product.

"We want to thank our consumers for alerting us to the incident this past weekend of a video posted to social media showing a Blue Bell item being tampered with", a statement on their website read.

Donuts are one thing - they're sitting on the counter, basically asking to be licked - but it takes a special kind of monster to violate an innocent, unopened carton of Blue Bell Tin Roof like that. Police are "discussing" her boyfriend's involvement to determine whether or not he'll face charges.

While two decades behind bars might seem a little extreme, it's important to remember that product tampering is no joke.

"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", continued the police statement.

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