Texas Man Who Filmed Himself Licking Blue Bell Ice Cream Inside Walmart Store Jailed

A Texas man who filmed himself licking an ice cream tub in Walmart before putting it back in the freezer has been jailed for 30 days.

D'Adrien L'Quinn Anderson, of Port Arthur, was also handed an additional 180 day jail sentence, probated for two years, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,565 in restitution to Blue Bell Creameries, who had to replace all of its products in the freezer after Anderson's video went viral in August 2019.

Anderson pleaded guilty to a class A misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief in January as a result of his video which he posted onto Facebook. The clip has since been viewed more than 170,000 times.

In the video, Anderson can be seen removing a tub of Blue Bell ice cream from a freezer shelf at a Port Arthur Walmart. The defendant then repeatedly licks the contents, as well as sticking his fingers in the tub and licking the ice cream off, before placing it back on the shelf.

Prior to entering his guilty plea at Jefferson County Court, Anderson told 12NewsNow that he went back and bought the ice cream that he licked.

Port Arthur police confirmed Anderson did show officers a receipt as proof he purchased the ice cream.

"I knew it was going to go viral, but I didn't know it was going to go viral that fast," Anderson said about his video.

In a statement via KDFM, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said they treated the incident as "much more than a stunt."

"Anderson's actions caused public concerns about the safety and quality of consumer products offered for public consumption, impacted Blue Bell consumer confidence and caused the company financial loss. This type of activity will not be tolerated," the statement added.

"The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office and the Port Arthur Police Department want the public to know that such cases will be taken seriously and appropriate criminal charges will be filed."

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Anderson's video appears to be a copycat version of a similar stunt which went viral and caused outrage last June.

In that clip, a teenage girl filmed herself licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream at a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas, before posting the footage on social media with the caption "You can call it Flu Bell ice cream now 'cause I was a lil sick last week."

The following month, a Louisiana man was also arrested after filming himself licking a container of Blue Bell ice cream and putting it back in the freezer.

Lenise Martin III, 36, also claimed he went back to purchase the tub inquisition, but he was still charged by the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office with unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety/publicity and tampering with property.

Blue Bell Creameries has been contacted for comment.

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Blue Bell Ice Cream is seen on shelves of an Overland Park grocery store prior to being removed on April 21, 2015 in Overland Park, Kansas. A man has been jailed afetr posting a video of himself licking ice cream at Walmart in Texas. Jamie Squire/Getty