Prankster Who Licked Ice Cream Before Putting It Back in Freezer Faces a Year in Jail | 22 Words

We all love a good tub of ice cream. Whether you're recovering from a breakup, binge-watching your favorite Netflix show, or simply fancy a sweet treat, ice cream is one of the first things that we reach for to meet our sugary needs.

But last year, a bizarre ice cream-related trend swept through the internet and it seems to have landed one prankster in some serious trouble. Keep scrolling for the full story...

If you're a fellow ice cream fanatic, you may have heard of Blue Bell.

Founded in 1907, the Texas-based creamery has become widely popular with fans.

It's now sold in several supermarkets across the States.

With flavors ranging from banana split sundae to cookie cake, it's not surprising that the brand had garnered many fans. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.

Last year, the popular ice cream brand found itself at the center of a bizarre internet trend.

Pranksters were uploading clips of themselves licking tubs of the sweet treat and putting back. Ew. Keep scrolling to see the gross footage...

It all started when a video of this woman surfaced...

via: Twitter

People couldn't believe what she did.

In a clip posted to Twitter, the young woman could be seen licking a tub of the frozen dessert.

But it gets even worse... she then put the ice cream back in the freezer, while an off-camera voice can be heard saying "lick it" followed by "put it back, put it back." It seems like she got some friendly encouragement to pull the stunt.

The specific ice cream flavor in question?

Blue Bell's limited edition Tin Roof flavor: vanilla ice cream with a chocolate fudge swirl and roasted peanuts dipped in dark chocolate. We knew you wanted to know.

The disgusting video went viral online.

via: Twitter

Since being uploaded, it absolutely snowballed - hitting over eleven million views. Read on to watch the full video - you won't believe how nasty it is...

After the video surfaced, fans raised their concerns to the brand.

via: Twitter

People began tagging and tweeting the brand after seeing the video. And it seems like the company was certainly not amused by the woman's ice cream-related antics.

The brand even released a statement on its website.

In the statement, Blue Bell said that it's working with "law enforcement, retail partners, and social media platforms" to find the perpetrator.

"This type of incident will not be tolerated. Food safety is a top priority, and we work hard to provide a safe product and maintain the highest level of confidence from our consumers."

When the video graced Twitter, it was met with outrage.

People were understandably furious.

Some people called for very drastic measures to be taken.

Okay, the electric chair is definitely too far.

Meanwhile, others appeared to be lost for words.

One user simply posted this image.

The clip ended up sparking a huge internet trend...

Turns out not everyone was disgusted with the footage, as several people started filming themselves doing the same thing. For example, this video showed a guy opening a tub of ice cream, scooping some out with his fingers, offering some to the person behind the camera who did the same, having some more himself, and then throwing it back in the fridge when he got nervous.

But it seems that one man who partook in the trend has landed himself in some serious trouble with the law.

The prankster - twenty-four-year-old D'Adrien Anderson - was, as you'd probably guessed, filmed licking a tub of ice cream in Walmart.

He posted the 20-second clip on social media.

via: Facebook / D'Adrien Anderson

The footage was filmed around 5 months ago and took place in the Port Arthur branch of Walmart in Texas. Keeps scrolling for the full clip.

According to the MailOnline, CCTV showed that he later bought the tub of ice cream in question.

via: Facebook / D'Adrien Anderson

But the store was still forced to throw out all of its Blue Bell ice cream as a precaution.

Law enforcement were less than impressed with the twenty-four-year-old.

via: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

And the prankster pleaded guilty to public mischief on Thursday.

He could be facing some serious consequences for his actions.

via: Facebook / D'Adrien Anderson

He could now face up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

But he has pleaded for leniency - asking the judge for probation.

via: Facebook / D'Adrien Anderson

So who knows what will actually happen.

Watch the full clip below:

Let's hope he learned his lesson. Speaking of pranks gone wrong, people were furious with McDonald's for their most recent April fools prank. Keep scrolling to see why.