Donuts are one thing — they’re sitting on the counter, basically asking to be licked — but it takes a special kind of monster to violate an innocent, unopened carton of Blue Bell Tin Roof like that.
The video was uploaded last week and has garnered over one million views — making the lactose licker one of Texas’ most wanted.
Law enforcement says the woman faces a charge of second-degree felony for tampering with a consumer product, which carries two to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000. Detectives are trying to verify the woman’s identity before issuing an arrest warrant.
Blue Bell addressed the chilling footage on its website this week, calling it a “malicious act” that will not be tolerated. The company’s statement read:
“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.
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.
During production, our half gallons are flipped upside down and sent to a hardening room where the ice cream freezes to the lid creating a natural seal. The lids are frozen tightly to the carton. Any attempt at opening the product should be noticeable.
The ice cream maker said it inspected the freezer case that contained the compromised carton and removed all Tin Roof half gallons from the Lufkin Walmart.
Meanwhile, nearby Walmarts are guarding their stocks of Blue Bell while the woman is still at large. In a Facebook post, the Corpus Christi store said they have an “armed” employee named Ruben guarding their ice cream freezer… with a squirt gun:
We’re glad Walmart can keep a sense of humor at a senseless time like this.
Keep an eye on your half gallons in the meantime, Perezcious readers. Hold them close.