LUFKIN, Texas (WGN) -- Police say they have found the person who opened a carton of ice cream at a Texas Walmart, licked the contents and put the container back in the freezer.
Lufkin Police said the female gleefully contaminated a half-gallon of Blue Bell Tin Roof ice cream — which the company describes as “a vanilla ice cream with a rich chocolate fudge swirl and roasted peanuts dipped in dark chocolate” — last week in a Twitter video that has garnered more than 11 million views.
Detectives have “identified and spoken with the suspect and her boyfriend in the ‘Blue Bell licking’ case,” a statement from Lufkin Police Department said.
The suspect, from San Antonio, is a juvenile, so police will not identify her.
“We do not intend to pursue charges against her as an ‘adult’ and therefore what happens from here is at the discretion of the juvenile justice system,” police said in a statement.
Offices are discussing her adult boyfriend’s involvement with prosecutors.
The statement from the Lufkin Police Department says, “The case will be turned over to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and remains under investigation.”
Blue Bell called the unsettling footage a “malicious act” in a statement on its website.
The ice cream maker said it inspected the freezer case that contained the licked ice cream, found the problematic tub, and removed all Tin Roof half-gallons from the Lufkin Walmart.