Video Shows Florida Woman Urinating in Ice Cream Machine, Spitting in Container at Lu Lu's Ice Cream Shop

A Florida woman was arrested Monday after being caught on camera destroying thousands of dollars worth of ice cream by spitting in the product and urinating in a machine.

Jung Soon Wypcha, 66, of St. Petersburg, was detained by Indian Shores deputies after being seen tampering with food sold by Lu Lu's Ice Cream shop on multiple occasions last month. Her actions cost the business at least $2,000 and forced it to close for almost a week.

Wypcha works in a food mart next door that, until recently, shared a bathroom with the ice cream establishment. One of the owners at Lu Lu's, Paul Chiulli, told WPTV-TV this week that the motivation behind the feud may have been parking spots outside the two stores.

A police affidavit noted Wypcha had been seen using the bathroom with the door "wide open" before leaving without washing her hands on five separate occasions on June 17.

The same day. she was captured on camera walking to a freezer containing ice cream and putting her hands in the containers. She was also seen picking her nose and touching the product. In another clip, the suspect allegedly opened the freezer door and spat into the tubs.

The next day, Wypcha was seen entering the back room to use the bathroom. Caught on camera, she failed to access the ice cream freezer, which had boxes on top, and left for the day.

By June 22, the woman's behavior had escalated, according to the police affidavit. It was noted that Wypcha entered the area to use the bathroom but it had been locked. When she couldn't get the door opened, she urinated in a bucket that was used to churn the ice cream products. She then emptied the bucket into a rinsing sink used to wash utensils and mixing bowls.

Shortly after, the woman was seen opening the ice cream freezer and putting her hands inside, before leaving. The business had to be closed to ensure public safety, police said.

Inmate records posted online by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wypcha had been charged with two felonies: criminal mischief and tampering. She was held on $55,000 bond and has since been released from jail, according to the Tampa Bay Times newspaper.

Speaking to Fox13, police said they did not believe Wypcha was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but did not elaborate on the suspected motivation behind her alleged actions.

Lu Lu's Ice Cream's Paul Chiulli, who co-owns the store with his wife Beth, told WPTV: "We didn't even know she was mad. But I'm guessing it's from the parking and us being popular."

The store manager added: "We're the type of people that brush ourselves off and pick ourselves up and we'll go back to doing what we do best: Serving good Ice cream to the community."

Chiulli said access to the shared bathroom has now been closed. The local community, some of which posted messages of support to Facebook, told WPTV a fundraiser will soon be held for Lu Lu's, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Jung Soon Wypcha
Jung Soon Wypcha, 66, of St. Petersburg, was detained by Indian Shores deputies after being seen tampering with food sold by Lu Lu’s Ice Cream shop. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office