Lufkin police say felony charges facing woman licking ice cream in viral video

July 04, 2019 - 6:30 pm

LUFKIN, Texas ( -- Police say they expect to file felony charges against a woman seen licking a half gallon of Blue Bell ice cream before putting it back in the store freezer.

The video, which began circulating on social media late last week, shows a woman opening and licking a half gallon of Blue Bell Tin Roof ice cream, before putting it back into the freezer case and leaving the store.

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Lufkin Police say the investigation stretched across the state, involving Walmart stores in San Antonio, Houston, and finally Lufkin.

Police say the woman is expected to face arrest on a charge of second-degree felony tampering with a consumer product. If convicted, the count carries a prison term of two to 20 years. Police are also working to identify the man who filmed the video.

Blue Bell issued a statement on the tampering. "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."

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