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Another dumb joke with serious repercussions
A Texas man is really regretting the choice he made to record himself licking the ice cream at a grocery store and putting the tub back.
Walmart surveillance video captured 24-year-old D'Adrien Anderson recording the act as a joke at their Port Arthur, Texas, store.
"Happy national soft ice cream day lmao #viral," he captioned the video on his Facebook page, where he is known as "Dapper Don."
The video did go viral, with over 136,000 views.
But "Dapper Don" is regretting the video after law enforcement charged him with class A criminal mischief and booked him at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility Thursday.
While these incidents are considered harmless jokes by the perpetrators, they can do enormous damage to the image of the product and the store.
"We take it very, very seriously. I know the district attorney takes it very seriously," said Detective Mike Hebert with the Port Arthur Police Department.
"So hopefully in the next 24 hours," he added, "we'll have all our evidence gathered, and we'll walk it over to the district attorney's office."
Walmart released a statement about the incident:
If food is tampered with, or a customer wants to leave the impression that they left behind adulterated product, we will move quickly with law enforcement to identify, apprehend and prosecute those who think this is a joke-it is not.
The video showed that Anderson ended up buying that exact tub of ice cream, according to the store. He says that he's lost his job over the viral video.
If he's convicted, Anderson faces up to a year in jail and as much as a $1,000 fine.
Here's a local news video of the incident:
Port Arthur man accused of licking Blue Bell bonds out of jailwww.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.