A man who was filmed licking a tub of ice cream in Walmart and putting it back on the shelf last year has been jailed for 30 days, and all we can say is GOOD. Noone should be allowed out in public doing such despicable things.
D'Adrien Anderson not only has to serve his jail time, but was also given an additional 180 days probation over two years and ordered to pay a $1,000 ($1586 NZD) fine. He’ll also have to pay Blue Bell Creameries (the brand of ice cream he licked in his video) $1,565 ($2482 NZD).
Anderson posted a clip of himself doing the “prank” on his Facebook page back in August, which you can watch below:
CCTV footage apparently showed that Anderson went back and bought the tub of ice cream he had licked, but the Walmart store in Texas was forced to throw out all of its Blue Bell ice cream as a precaution.
The video that Anderson posted - alongside the caption 'Happy national soft ice cream day lmao' - has so far racked up 180,000 views, with nearly 2,000 comments and 2,200 shares in total, most of which are not laughing along with him.
Anderson was taking part in a viral trend going around last year where people, for unknown reasons, licked Blue Bell ice cream before putting them back in supermarket freezers.
Earlier last year, another video went viral of a woman doing the same as Anderson had done, racking up over eight million views on Twitter. You can watch it below:
Blue Bell Creameries released a statement in response to the original video, saying: "We want to thank our consumers for alerting us to the recent food tampering incident. We take this issue very seriously and are currently working with law enforcement, retail partners and social media platforms. This type of incident will not be tolerated,”
"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. 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,”
"The lids are frozen tightly to the carton. Any attempt at opening the product should be noticeable. We will continue to monitor this situation."
We’re really hoping this “trend” hasn’t caught on in NZ...