A Wal-Mart in Corpus Christi, Texas has your ice cream covered from lickers. A viral video showing a woman grabbing a tub of Blue Bell ice cream, licking it and placing it back on the shelf has sparked outrage across the country.
The store in Corpus Christi has placed an employee with a water gun outside the freezer to prevent any copycats as seen in picture below and stating, "We're guarding our Blue Bell ice cream for your weekend party."
Lufkin police say they will not rest until the now infamous Blue Bell licker and a man she is pictured with on surveillance video are caught, even if it means working through the July 4 holiday.
The woman will face a charge of second-degree felony tampering with a consumer product when she is arrested, police say.
Detectives also want to know the identity of the man in the green shirt who entered the store with her.
Blue Bell Creameries said they tracked down where the viral video took place with the help of law enforcement according to ABC13.
Blue Bell responded stating:
We have identified a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas, as the store where the malicious act of food tampering took place. Our staff recognized the location in the video, and we inspected the freezer case. We found a Tin Roof half gallon that appears to have been compromised. Based on security footage, the location and the inspection of the carton, we believe we may have recovered the half gallon that was tampered with. Out of an abundance of caution, we have also removed all Tin Roof half gallons from that location.
The Lufkin Police Department has been notified and is taking over the investigation.
The safety of our ice cream is our highest priority, and we work hard to maintain the highest level of confidence of our customers. Food tampering is not a joke, and we will not tolerate tampering with our products. We are grateful to the customers who alerted us and provided us with information.
Below are photos from the surveillance footage of the whom they believe is the culprit.
footage from the store.