Remember last year, when the latest viral trend was to take the lids off of icecream tubs in supermarkets and (disgustingly) lick the top, before putting it back on the shelf?
Well, one of these pranksters was caught red-handed and has now been sentenced to thirty days in jail.
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.
Last year, the popular ice cream brand found itself at the center of a bizarre internet trend.
It all started when a video of this woman surfaced...
via: TwitterPeople couldn't believe what she did.
In a clip posted to Twitter, the 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: TwitterSince 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: TwitterPeople 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 were even forced to release a statement on its website.
"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.
@BlindDensetsu I genuinely hope the whole internet gives her shit. This is disgusting.— The Sassiest Semite (@The Sassiest Semite)1561837824.0
Some people called for very drastic measures to be taken.
@BlindDensetsu do not pass go, straight to the electric chair— Isaac (@Isaac)1561837070.0
Meanwhile, others appeared to be lost for words.One user simply posted this image.
The clip ended up sparking a huge internet trend...And it turns out that 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.
According to the MailOnline, CCTV showed that he later bought the tub of ice cream in question.
Law enforcement were less than impressed with the twenty-four-year-old.
He could be facing some serious consequences for his actions.
He also pleaded for leniency - asking the judge for probation.
But now, a decision has been made.
via: GettyAnd it seems that Anderson will finally pay for his actions.
The twenty-four-year-old was sentenced to thirty days behind bars...
via: GettyAnd was given 2 years probation for his Blue Bell stunt, NBC reported.
He is also required to pay a fine of $1,000...
via: GettyAnd restitution of $1,565 to Blue Bell Creameries, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
Even though he bought the ice cream...The distress and hassle caused by the prank was enough to justify locking Anderson up for a little while, just to teach him a lesson.
His behavior has not been tolerated...
via: GettyAnd his punishment stands as an example to everyone else. "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 Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office said.