Well, this is not something you want to think about while grocery shopping.
A woman recently plucked a half-gallon carton of Blue Bell Tin Roof ice cream from the freezer case in Walmart in Lufkin, Texas.
She proceeded to peel back the protective cover and lick the entire top layer of the ice cream before placing it right back on the freezer shelf!
And she did it all with a sneaky smile on her face.
The vomit-inducing incident was posted on Twitter by the woman’s friend and quickly racked up over 11 million views.
In its official statement, Blue Bell called it a “malicious act” and denounced the ice cream licker:
“The safety of our ice cream is our highest priority, and we work hard to maintain the highest level of confidence of our customers. Food tampering is not a joke, and we will not tolerate tampering with our products.”
Staff found the freezer case that contained the tainted ice cream, pinpointed the carton in question, and removed all other Tin Roof half-gallons from that Walmart location.
In jest, the store even temporarily stationed a guard “armed” with a squirt gun in front of the ice cream freezer.
However, police took the incident seriously and refused to give up until they identified and caught the so-called “ice cream culprit.”
Authorities say the woman has now been identified — and she faces a second-degree felony that comes with a very severe punishment.
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