Woman licks ice cream and puts it back in store freezer, police launch manhunt following massive outrage
Blue Bell Ice Cream is currently on the lookout for a woman who was seen in a viral video licking a tub of the brand's ice cream and then putting it back in the grocery store freezer.
The ice cream company released a statement on Tuesday saying that they are working with "law enforcement, retail partners and social media platforms" to find the woman who committed the gross act.
The Texas-based firm also posted a statement on its website, saying: "We want to thank our consumers for alerting us to the incident this past weekend of a video posted to social media showing a Blue Bell item being tampered with. 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," the dessert-making company's added.
What kinda psychopathic behavior is this?! pic.twitter.com/T8AIdGpmuS— Optimus Primal (@BlindDensetsu) June 29, 2019
The viral video shows a woman, wearing a red top, taking out a tub of Blue Bell ice cream from a grocery store refrigerator, removing its lid and giving the ice cream in it a lick before putting it back in the freezer.
The woman can be also seen laughing as she does this while an off-camera voice can be heard saying in the video: "Put it back, put it back."
It is not yet clear where the incident took place as authorities are attempting to find the exact location and the person.
Blue Bell, in its statement on the website, continued: "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."
Multiple fans of the ice cream brand were aghast after watching the video, with many wondering if there was not a protective seal over the ice cream tub, as one Twitter user said: "Hey Blue Bell… maybe consider a plastic seal on your ice cream?”
While another said: "This shit is why we practically need a chainsaw to get through some food product packaging."
Another added: "Indeed! Can't never complain about how hard it is to open a Talenti container again!"