Crime Texas ice cream licker gets 30 days for in-store stunt
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A Texas man who recorded himself licking ice cream at a Port Arthur Walmart and returning the carton to the store freezer was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Thursday.
D'Adrien Anderson, 24, was also sentenced to two years' probation for the Blue Bell stunt, which occurred amid a viral trend of ice cream licking at stores,.
He is also required to pay a fine of $1,000 and restitution of $1,565 to Blue Bell Creameries, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.
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The video was posted online in August, and in January, Andersonto criminal mischief.
Anderson told police he licked the ice cream as a prank and later went back and bought the carton.
Anderson did buy the carton, police have said, but the Walmart replaced its entire inventory of ice cream.
Jefferson County officials were not impressed by the prank.
"Anderson's actions caused public concerns about the safety and quality of consumer products offered for public consumption, impacted Blue Bell consumer confidence and caused the company financial loss. This type of activity will not be tolerated," the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said.
The office said any similar case will be taken seriously and charges will be filed.
Blue Bell is a beloved Texas-based ice cream company.
Amid the viral Blue Bell-licking trend, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hailed police for tracking down another teen who did the stunt and"Don't Mess With Texas... or with Blue Bell."
Port Arthur is a city of around 55,000 south of Beaumont, near the Louisiana border.
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Texas ice cream licker gets 30 days for in-store stunt captured on viral video
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