A cringe-worthy copycat impressed by a viral video exhibiting a teen licking a tub of ice cream sooner than putting back on the shelf has been arrested for the identical stunt, police said.
Lenise Lloyd Martin III, 36, was arrested by Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on Saturday after being filmed opening a carton of Blue Bell ice cream from a freezer, licking it, poking his finger into the frozen take care of and putting it back on a shelf, WAFB experiences.
A 13-second clip displays a smiling Martin playfully wanting spherical after taking his first unauthorized model as a toddler walks behind him and appears to point out spherical. Martin then sneaks a second lick after jabbing his finger into the ice cream and searching into the digicam sooner than putting it back proper right into a freezer, video displays.
“We discourage anyone from copying this atrocious act,” a sheriff’s office spokesman knowledgeable the station. “It is illegal. It’s a health risk to others. We will pursue anyone we see do this. You will be charged.”
Martin was arrested after deputies found proof that he posted a video of his alleged unsanitary actions at a grocery retailer in Belle Rose, west of New Orleans, on Facebook, Public Information Officer Lonny Cavalier knowledgeable CNN.
Martin later confirmed detectives a receipt for the ice cream, suggesting that he lastly paid for his contaminated confection — nevertheless Cavalier said the purchase nonetheless did not clear him of wrongdoing.
“Taking into consideration that he eventually purchased the same container is one thing,” Cavalier knowledgeable CNN. “However, he puts it on Facebook to gain this notoriety and at the end of the day, it gives other people ideas that are not the best interest of public health.”
Martin remained in custody as of early Monday. He faces prices of unlawful posting of jail train for notoriety and publicity and jail mischief, jail data current. A select is anticipated to set his bail all through a court docket look on Monday, WAFB experiences.
Cavalier said Martin is believed to have been impressed by the teen who was acknowledged by cops on Friday for licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream and putting it back in a freezer at a Walmart in Texas on June 28.
The teen, whose viral video generated a whole bunch of hundreds of views, may need to be confronted as a lot as 20 years in jail, nevertheless, police said they may not press prices because of she’s a minor.
But deputies in Assumption Parish aren’t leaving any doubt to completely different potential copycats, saying anyone who mimics the ice cream raiders shall be prosecuted “immediately and with the full extent of the law,” a spokesman knowledgeable WAFB.