Texas police identify ice cream licker as juvenile girl

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LUFKIN, Texas (AP) – Police in East Texas say a teenager from San Antonio is suspected of taking a tub of ice cream from a Walmart freezer, removing the top to lick the ice cream and then returning it to the freezer.

Blue Bell Creameries said in a statement that it determined a Walmart store in Lufkin was where “the malicious act of food tampering took place.”

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A short video posted to social media last week shows the teenage girl laughing as she places the top back on the half-gallon container and returning it to the freezer.

Blue Bell says the container that was “compromised” was found and removed.

The company says “food tampering is not a joke.”

Lufkin police said Friday that they don’t intend to charge the teen with tampering with a consumer product.

It’s not clear if juvenile justice authorities may charge her.

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Posted by Lufkin Police & Fire on Friday, July 5, 2019

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