Prankster who licked Blue Bell ice cream tub at Walmart and put it back pleads guilty, faces upto a year in jail
Anderson, who posted a 20-second social media video of himself licking a Blue Bell ice cream, went viral in August 2019. The video he uploaded to Facebook and Instagram was viewed more than 125,000 times and was shared more than 2,000 times.
24-year-old D'Adrien Anderson, a man who posted a social media video of himself licking Blue Bell ice cream and returning it to a Port Arthur Walmart store shelf, pleaded guilty in the case on January 16.
Anderson, who posted a 20-second social media video of himself licking a Blue Bell ice cream, achieved notoriety in August 2019. The video he uploaded to Facebook and Instagram was viewed more than 125,000 times and was shared more than 2,000 times. Reports say that despite the fact that surveillance footage from the shop showed that Anderson later purchased the ice cream tub he licked, the Walmart in question was forced to throw out all of its Blue Bell ice creams as a precaution. Reportedly, he even had the receipt for the purchase.
Anderson, who could now face up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine, has pleaded for leniency, asking the judge for probation. After being arrested for his actions, Anderson was released on a $1,000 bond, the Daily Dot reported. He pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, a Class-A misdemeanor.
Anderson goes by 'Dapper Don' and 'realarrogant' on social media and reportedly lives in the Bronx in New York City. His social media indicates that he is an avid prankster and there are several videos and photos of that on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. Some of these pranks include taking jars off a grocery store shelf immediately after an employee sets them up, or even running onto the Toyota Center floor in the middle of a Houston Rockets game.
He isn’t the only one who has been doing ice-cream-related pranks. Louisiana’s 36-year-old Lenise Martin III was charged in July 2019 with property tampering and posting criminal activity after posting a video of himself on Facebook opening a Blue Bell ice cream container, licking it, poking it with his finger and putting it back on the shelf.
Around the same time, a teenager from San Antonio was 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. Yet again, it was Blue Bell.
After the incident, Blue Bell Creameries said, “Food tampering is not a joke.”