Louisiana Man Arrested for Licking Blue Bell Ice Cream and Returning to Store Shelf
In the days after a video went viral of a young woman taking the lid off of a Blue Bell ice cream container, licking the ice cream, and putting it back on the shelf, there have been copycat videos making the social media rounds.
Finally, one Louisiana man got busted for doing the same deed.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says that 36-year-old Lenise Martin III has been taken into custody after being filmed in a store removing the top of a Blue Bell ice cream container, moving his finger through the ice cream, then putting it back on the shelf.
Store management became aware of the video so Martin returned to the store with receipt in hand to show the clerk that he purchased the ice cream. Investigators were alerted, however, and Martin was questioned.
Deputies deduced they had enough to charge him with the unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity, as well as tampering with property.
Martin remains in jail and will have a bond set by a judge on Monday.
“We discourage anyone from copying this atrocious act,” said a spokesman for the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office. “It is illegal. It’s a health risk to others. We will pursue anyone we see do this. You will be charged.”