It happened at a Walmart, but not a Walmart around here.
Blue Bell has identified the store where a woman opened a carton of ice cream, LICKED the ice cream, and put it back in the cooler.
(OH, and if you were wondering, it's more than just a prank. It's considered food tampering.)
The viral video has disgusted and frightened people across the country.
But it happened in Texas, according to a statement on Blue Bell's website--
"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."