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Ice cream licker who went viral sentenced to 30 days in jail

Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 05, 2020

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A 24-year-old man has drawn a 30-day jail term for posting on social media a video of himself removing an ice cream container from a Texas market freezer, licking the contents and returning the container to the freezer.

D'Adrien Anderson also was sentenced Wednesday to an additional six-month jail term probated for two years and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,565 in restitution to Blue Bell Creameries, which replaced all of its products in the freezer at a Walmart in Port Arthur, Texas.

Video of Anderson licking the ice cream out of the container went viral on social media last August. According to USA Today, surveillance video shows Anderson later purchased the container he licked.

The Associated Press reports that Anderson faced a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Anderson wasn't the only person who went viral for licking a container of ice cream in Texas last summer. In July, video of a girl licking a container of Blue Bell ice cream in Lufkin, Texas went viral. It's unclear if she ever faced charges, as she would have been charged in juvenile court.