Texas Ice Cream Licker to Serve Six Months in Jail After Violating Probation | 22 Words

Remember back in 2019, 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 was sentenced to thirty days in jail.

Now, after violating his parole, D'Adrien Anderson is set to face six months in prison...

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.

Back in 2019, 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 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 were even forced to release 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...

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 - 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.

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 then twenty-four-year-old.

via: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

And the prankster eventually pleaded guilty to public mischief.

And faced some big consequences.

via: Facebook / D'Adrien Anderson

At one point Anderson was facing up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

He also pleaded for leniency - asking the judge for probation.

via: Facebook / D'Adrien Anderson

The case was ongoing for months.

But finally a decision was made.

via: Getty

And it seemed like Anderson would pay for his mischief.

The twenty-four-year-old was sentenced to thirty days behind bars...

via: Getty

And was given 2 years probation for his Blue Bell stunt, NBC reported.

He was also required to pay a fine of $1,000...

via: Getty

And 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 was not tolerated...

via: Getty

And 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.

You can watch the original clip here.

However, it seems D'Adrien Anderson didn't learn his lesson.

And now he's in trouble again...

Back in January, Anderson was arrested for trespassing and his probation was revoked. According to the district attorney, he also failed to show up to probation meetings and pay his fees.

Now he's looking at six months in jail for violating his probation...

On Thursday, a judge granted the motion to revoke the probation and Anderson will be required to serve 180 days in Jefferson County Jail. His bond has been set at $5,000.