Copycat video Brings Charges to Louisiana Man After Licking Blue Bell Ice Cream

Louisiana man charged after licking Blue Bell ice cream in copycat video, deputies say

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According to WAFB-TV, Lenise Martin III was arrested Saturday after a video appeared to show him licking and sticking his finger in ice cream before reshelving it at a Belle Rose grocery store, the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said.

Although Martin said he bought the tainted ice cream and showed his receipt to a store clerk, he now faces charges of tampering with property and unlawful posting of criminal activity, WAFB reported.

A Sheriff's Office spokesman called the incident "atrocious" and warned others against tampering with food.

"It is illegal," the spokesman told WAFB. "It's a health risk to others. We will pursue anyone we see do this. You will be charged."

A judge is expected to set bond for Martin on Monday, WAFB reported.

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Lenise Martin III was arrested Saturday after a video appeared to show him licking and sticking his finger in ice cream before reshelving it at a Belle Rose grocery store, the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Photo: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office

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