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'It should be a felony': Video of woman licking ice cream, returning pint to store freezer incites outrage
Mahira Dayal,Yahoo Lifestyle
People are horrified after a video surfaced online showing a woman licking a tub of ice cream in a grocery store and then returning it to the freezer.
A Twitter user posted the video on Saturday, calling the action “psychotic behavior.” In the clip, a person is heard egging on the woman to lick the Blue Bell Creameries Tin Roof flavored ice cream, and then telling her to put it back in the freezer.
People on Twitter were alarmed and made sure to let Blue Bell Creameries know. The company responded to their messages, assuring consumers that they “take the issue very seriously.”
Blue Bell Creameries spokesman Jenny Van Dorf tells Yahoo Lifestyle the company is “currently working with law enforcement, retail partners and social media platforms” to get to the bottom of what happened.
“Food safety is a top priority, and we work hard to provide a safe product and maintain the highest level of confidence from our consumers,” Van Dorf says.
Some Twitter users took issue with the fact that Blue Bell Ice Cream doesn’t have a seal to deter people from tampering with their products.
However, Van Dorf tells Yahoo Lifestyle that their ice cream tubs are protected by a natural seal and it should be clear to a customer if their product has been opened.
“During production, our half gallons are flipped upside down and sent to a hardening room where the ice cream freezes to the lid creating a natural seal,” Van Dorf says. “The lids are frozen tightly to the carton. Any attempt at opening the product should be noticeable.”
Others were shocked that licking the tub isn’t a criminal offense because of how harmful it can be for people who are immunocompromised.
It is unclear where the incident took place. Blue Bell Creameries declined to provide more information on the store or its location, saying “we are investigating this matter and are not ready to release any details at this time.”
Texas Walmart Bans Woman Who Ate Half a Cake in Store — and Demanded Half Off the Price Jason Duaine Hahn,People Mon, Jul 1 4:49 PM EDT
A woman in Texas has been banned from her local Walmart after she ate part of a cake inside the chain store and then refused to pay full price for the half-eaten cake at the register.
Wichita Falls Police Department spokesman Officer Jeff Hughes confirmed to Wichita Falls Times Record News that officers responded to a call from the Walmart on Greenbriar Road on June 25, just after 8 p.m. local time.
The unnamed woman allegedly entered the store, ate half a cake, and only wanted to pay for the remaining half, despite employees witnessing her eating the cake as she walked toward the register. Hughes told the outlet that the woman ultimately was banned from the store by police for theft.
"I don't know if she got the whole cake. I don't know if she left with the other half of it," Hughs told NBC News.
Although the woman was banned, employees did not wish to press charges.
This, however, is not the first time Wichita Falls police had to respond to a bizarre incident at a Walmart. In January, employees at another Walmart in the Texas city called the police when a woman was seen allegedly drinking wine from a Pringles can as she rode an electric cart for hours.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the woman in a nearby restaurant, where police notified her that she was banned from that Walmart location.
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