‘Copycat’ ice cream licker arrested for tainting Blue Bell at grocery store

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When managers at the store became aware of the video he returned with a receipt to show he had actually paid for the tub ⁠- suggesting he did not actually leave it in the shop.

Authorities later questioned Martin, and he was charged with unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity and tampering with property, the report stated.

Keller police department in Texas was making sure there was no ice cream licking shenanigans happened on their watch as they tweeted a photo of two police officers guarding tubs of the cold treat in a local supermarket.

He is seen in a video licking the top of a blue bell ice cream tub, moving his finger around the top, licking it again, and putting it back in the freezer.

He reportedly remains in jail and will have bond set by a judge on Monday. His name has not yet been released.

Hello! We want to thank our consumers for alerting us to the recent food tampering incident.

Lufkin Police say 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.

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In the clip the woman's friend says: 'Lick it, lick it.

The post comes in the wake of the viral video.

Before the woman in Saturday's video was identified as a minor she could have faced up to 20 years in prison after she posted the video showing her put the ice-cream back in the freezer.

Detectives have identified and spoken with the suspect and her boyfriend; however, they are not going to identify her because of her age.

After police identified the suspect, Blue Bell added, "This case is now in the hands of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to pursue however it deems appropriate".

In 2015, three deaths linked to a listeria outbreak in Blue Bell ice cream led to a full product recall.

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