Martin is being charged by police even though he bought the ice cream.
A copycat prankster shared a video of themselves licking ice cream and putting it back on the supermarket shelf even though the original culprit could have faced prison time for their actions.
Footage of the 36-year-old Lenise Martin III was shared on Twitter, showing him licking ice cream straight from the tub in a supermarket in Belle Rose, Louisiana.
Once again Blue Bell was the product of choice, though Martin took things to a new level of disgusting as he stuck his finger in the ice cream before licking it again.
The tainted product was then returned to the shelf, where it looked like an unsuspecting shopper could pick it up. The store were made aware of the video and Martin returned with a receipt to prove he’d paid for the ice cream, though it’s not immediately clear if he purchased the same tub he’d licked.
The prankster may have simply created the video as a joke before buying the ice cream but if that’s the case it badly backfired as management at the store alerted investigators who questioned Martin and he was later arrested.