BRENHAM, Texas (CBS Local) — Police are working to identify the young woman who was caught on camera licking the inside of an ice cream container and putting it back in a grocery store freezer. She could face up to 20 years in prison, CBS News reports.
The video shows a woman licking a 64-ounce container of Tin Roof-flavored ice cream and putting it back. It was posted Saturday by a Twitter user “Optimus Primal,” with the caption, “What kinda psychopathic behavior is this?!”
The nine-second video had been viewed more than 11 million times as of Thursday afternoon. It had been retweeted more than 27,000 times and liked more than 66,000 times.
“We take this issue very seriously and are currently working with law enforcement, retail partners and social media platforms,” Blue Bell said in a statement posted on the homepage of its website. “This type of incident will not be tolerated.”
The Lufkin Police and Fire Departments said she could face a felony charge for tampering with a consumer product.
Blue Bell put out a statement Monday confirming the ice cream that was licked was never sold.