Fri, Jul 5th, 2019

KTRE 9 News in Lufkin is reporting that Lufkin Police have identified, located, and interviewed the girl seen in a video which was posted to social media, showing herself opening and licking a container of Blue Bell ice cream, and then placing it back in a store freezer. On Thursday Lufkin Police announced that it happened at the Lufkin WalMart.

The video of the disgusting act went viral just a few days ago.

Police say it happened at about 11:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28th, and on Thursday they released images from store security cameras showing the girl with a boy who they also wanted to identify because police say he shot the video.

According to police, the girl is a juvenile from San Antonio, and the she was in Lufkin because her boyfriend and his family live there.

According to police, the girl faces a second degree felony charge of tampering with a consumer product.

Her name has not been released due to her age, and police say the case will be turned over to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Meanwhile, no information about the boy who shot the video has been released.

Thu, Jul 4th, 2019

Lufkin Police have announced that the woman who posted a video to social media of herself opening and licking a container of Blue Bell ice cream and then placing it back in a store freezer did so inside the Lufkin WalMart. The video of the disgusting act went viral just a few days ago.

Police say it happened at about 11:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28th, and on Thursday they released images from store security cameras showing the woman with a man, who they also want to identify because police say he shot the video.

According to police, the woman faces a second degree felony charge of tampering with a consumer product.

Meanwhile, Blue Bell has removed all containers of "Tin Roof" ice cream from the Lufkin WalMart.

The following statement was released by Lufkin Police:

VIRAL BLUE BELL VIDEO INVESTIGATION: Our detectives are working to confirm the identity of the female suspect seen in a viral video of her licking a half-gallon of Blue Bell "Tin Roof" ice cream in a Lufkin Walmart store around 11 p.m. June 28. Once her identity is verified, detectives will proceed with getting a warrant for her arrest on a charge of second-degree felony tampering with a consumer product.

As that portion of the investigation continues, detectives are focusing on identifying the male (in the green shirt) behind the camera seen in images of the two entering the store together.

Detectives will continue to work through the holiday on this case.

Anyone who can identify this man is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 639tips.com.

Blue Bell has pulled all half-gallons of "Tin Roof" from Lufkin Walmart shelves.

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