CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Don’t be surprised if you see “security guards” around the Blue Bell ice cream section of your local Walmart this long Fourth of July weekend.
A Walmart in Corpus Christi posted a picture on Facebook of an employee with a water gun and standing guard next to the store’s Blue Bell ice cream. This comes after a viral video this week that showed a woman opening a half-gallon of Tin Roof and licking the ice cream before putting it back into the freezer of a Walmart in Lufkin.READ MORE: Jake Ellzey Leads Susan Wright In Early Voting In Runoff Election For 6th Congressional District Seat
The video has led to an investigation by Lufkin police and Blue Bell. Authorities said they believe they’ve identified the woman but are still investigating. She faces a tampering with a consumer product charge, which is a second-degree felony.READ MORE: CDC Recommends Students Mask Up When They Go Back To School
Police released surveillance images of the woman and another person wearing a green shirt who she appeared to go into the store with.MORE NEWS: Daily Dose Of Vitamin D Could Ramp Up Immune System, Doctors Say
In a statement after the location of the incident was found, Blue Bell said: “The safety of our ice cream is our highest priority, and we work hard to maintain the highest level of confidence of our customers. Food tampering is not a joke, and we will not tolerate tampering with our products. We are grateful to the customers who alerted us and provided us with information.”