A 36-year-elderly person could face jail after he posted a video on Twitter showing him lick ice cream straight from the tub before returning it in the supermarket freezer.
— Mrs. Franklin (@Ms_Pisces_Slay) July 7, 2019
Lenise Martin III, 36, has been accused of unlawful posting of crime for notoriety and publicity, and tampering with property, after filming a copycat video in a supermarket in Belle Rose, Louisiana. It came only days after a video of a teenager licking the ice cream out of a tub in another market, before putting it back in the freezer, went viral.
The 37-second footage showing Mr Martin holding a large tub of Blue Bell ice cream before removing the top and licking the treat inside. He then puts his finger in the ice-cream before licking it a second time, putting the lid back on, and placing it back on the freezer shelf.
According to Dailymail:
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. But he was still charged and is currently in jail awaiting a bond which will be set by a judge today.