A woman filmed licking a tub of ice cream before putting it back in a supermarket freezer faces up to 20 years in prison.
The footage – which has been viewed more than 11 million times – is believed to have been shot in a branch of Walmart in Lufkin, Texas.
“Once her identity is verified, detectives will proceed with getting a warrant for her arrest on a charge of second-degree felony tampering with a consumer product.
“As that portion of the investigation continues, detectives are focusing on identifying the male (in the green shirt) behind the camera seen in images of the two entering the store together.”
The statement added that Blue Bell has “pulled all half-gallons of “Tin Roof” from Lufkin Walmart shelves”.
A second-degree felony charge comes with up to a 20-year prison term and up to $10,000 (£8,000) in fines.
Up to 20 years for a stupid viral stunt. Share this as a warning to others.