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Man arrested after filming copycat video of him licking ice cream tub in shop

A man has been arrested after he was filmed licking a tube of ice cream in a shop, as part of a copycat video prank.

Lenise Martin III was caught on camera inserting his finger into a tub of Blue Bell Ice Cream before licking the tub and returning it to the freezer.

Police have charged him with unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity as well as for tampering with property. He is currently in custody. 

A spokesman for the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a statement saying: “We discourage anyone from copying this atrocious act.

“It is illegal. It’s a health risk to others. We will pursue anyone we see do this. You will be charged.”

It comes days after a woman filmed herself licking ice cream from the tub, in a clip viewed more than 11 million views on Twitter.

The woman was filmed licking a tub of ice cream in a Walmart in Texas before putting it back in the freezer.

In the nine second video, a man can be heard shouting “Lick it! Lick it! Lick it!”

Police have yet to identify the woman, dubbed the ‘Lufkin Licker’, but have issued a a warrant for her arrest on a charge of tampering with a consumer product. 

If convicted she could face up to 20 years in prison or a £8,000 fine.

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