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From the world of the weird yet again....


Woman seen licking Blue Bell ice cream faces up to 20 years in prison

Police aren’t resting until they catch the person who opened a carton of ice cream at a Texas Walmart, licked the creamy goodness and put it back in the freezer.

Lufkin Police say they are searching for a woman who gleefully contaminated a half-gallon of Blue Bell Tin Roof ice cream — which the company describes as “a vanilla ice cream with a rich chocolate fudge swirl and roasted peanuts dipped in dark chocolate” — last week in a Twitter video that has garnered more than 11 million views.

Police say the woman faces a charge of second-degree felony tampering with a consumer product, which carries two to 20 years behind bars and a possible fine of up to $10,000.

Blue Bell called the unsettling footage a “malicious act” in a statement on its website.

The ice cream maker said it inspected the freezer case that contained the licked ice cream, found the problematic tub and removed all Tin Roof half gallons from the Lufkin Walmart.
 
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Texas police believe they have identified woman who licked Blue Bell ice cream

LUFKIN, Texas - Police in Lufkin, Texas believe they have identified the woman from a viral video seen licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream before putting it back in the store's freezer.

In the video, which was uploaded to Twitter and has since been watched over 10 million times, a woman was seen licking an already opened tub of Blue Bell's Tin Roof flavor ice cream, and then re-seal the ice cream and return it to a store's freezer.




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How the Tylenol murders of 1982 changed the way we consume medication
Health Sep 29, 2014 11:39 AM EDT

Early on the morning of Sept. 29, 1982, a tragic, medical mystery began with a sore throat and a runny nose. It was then that Mary Kellerman, a 12-year-old girl from Elk Grove Village, a suburb of Chicago, told her mother and father about her symptoms. They gave her one extra-strength Tylenol capsule that, unbeknownst to them, was laced with the highly poisonous potassium cyanide. Mary was dead by 7 a.m. Within a week, her death would panic the entire nation. And only months later, it changed the way we purchase and consume over-the-counter medications.

That same day, a 27-year-old postal worker named Adam Janus of Arlington Heights, Illinois, died of what was initially thought to be a massive heart attack but turned out to be cyanide poisoning as well. His brother and sister-in-law, Stanley, 25, and Theresa, 19, of Lisle, Illinois, rushed to his home to console their loved ones. Both experienced throbbing headaches, a not uncommon response to a death in the family and each took a Tylenol extra-strength capsule or two from the same bottle Adam had used earlier in the day. Stanley died that very day and Theresa died two days later.



As a result of the crime, makers of Tylenol developed new product protection methods. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Over the next few days, three more strange deaths occurred: 35-year-old Mary McFarland of Elmhurst, Illinois, 35-year-old Paula Prince of Chicago, and 27-year-old Mary Weiner of Winfield, Illinois. All of them, it turned out, took Tylenol shortly before they died.

It was at this point, early October of 1982, that investigators made the connection between the poisoning deaths and Tylenol, the best-selling, non-prescription pain reliever sold in the United States at that time. The gelatin-based capsules were especially popular because they were slick and easy to swallow. Unfortunately, each victim swallowed a Tylenol capsule laced with A lethal dose of cyanide.

McNeil Consumer Products, a subsidiary of the health care giant, Johnson & Johnson, manufactured Tylenol. To its credit, the company took an active role with the media in issuing mass warning communications and immediately called for a massive recall of the more than 31 million bottles of Tylenol in circulation. Tainted capsules were discovered in early October in a few other grocery stores and drug stores in the Chicago area, but, fortunately, they had not yet been sold or consumed. McNeill and Johnson & Johnson offered replacement capsules to those who turned in pills already purchased and a reward for anyone with information leading to the apprehension of the individual or people involved in these random murders.

The case continued to be confusing to the police, the drug maker and the public at large. For example, Johnson & Johnson quickly established that the cyanide lacing occurred after cases of Tylenol left the factory. Someone, police hypothesized, must have taken bottles off the shelves of local grocers and drug stores in the Chicago area, laced the capsules with poison, and then returned the restored packages to the shelves to be purchased by the unknowing victims.

To this day, however, the perpetrators of these murders have never been found.

One man, James Lewis, claiming to be the Tylenol killer wrote a “ransom” letter to Johnson & Johnson demanding $1 million in exchange for stopping the poisonings. After a lengthy cat and mouse game, police and federal investigators determined that Lewis lived in New York and had no demonstrable links to the Chicago events. That said, he was charged with extortion and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was released in 1995 after serving only 13 years.

Other “copy-cat” poisonings, involving Tylenol and other over-the-counter medications, cropped up again in the 1980s and early 1990s but these events were never as dramatic or as deadly as the 1982 Chicago-area deaths. Conspiracy theories about motives and suspects for all these heinous acts continue to be bandied about on the Internet to this day.

Before the 1982 crisis, Tylenol controlled more than 35 percent of the over-the-counter pain reliever market; only a few weeks after the murders, that number plummeted to less than 8 percent. The dire situation, both in terms of human life and business, made it imperative that the Johnson & Johnson executives respond swiftly and authoritatively.

For example, Johnson & Johnson developed new product protection methods and ironclad pledges to do better in protecting their consumers in the future. Working with FDA officials, they introduced a new tamper-proof packaging, which included foil seals and other features that made it obvious to a consumer if foul play had transpired. These packaging protections soon became the industry standard for all over-the-counter medications. The company also introduced price reductions and a new version of their pills — called the “caplet” — a tablet coated with slick, easy-to-swallow gelatin but far harder to tamper with than the older capsules which could be easily opened, laced with a contaminant, and then placed back in the older non-tamper-proof bottle.

Within a year, and after an investment of more than $100 million, Tylenol’s sales rebounded to its healthy past and it became, once again, the nation’s favorite over-the-counter pain reliever. Critics who had prematurely announced the death of the brand Tylenol were now praising the company’s handling of the matter. Indeed, the Johnson & Johnson recall became a classic case study in business schools across the nation.

In 1983, the U.S. Congress passed what was called “the Tylenol bill,” making it a federal offense to tamper with consumer products. In 1989, the FDA established federal guidelines for manufacturers to make all such products tamper-proof.

Sadly, the tragedies that resulted from the Tylenol poisonings can never be undone. But their deaths did inspire a series of important moves to make over-the-counter medications safer (albeit never 100 percent safe) for the hundreds of millions of people who buy them every year.

Editor’s note: This report has been updated to remove the reported amount of cyanide used.

Left: A drugstore clerk removes Tylenol capsules from the shelves of a pharmacy Sept. 30, 1982, in New York City after reports of tampering. Seven people in the Chicago area were killed that year by Tylenol that had been poisoned with potassium cyanide. Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images
 

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It only takes one asshole to ruin it for millions of other assholes! I am NOT impressed with this young girl's character, no...not one bit!
 
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Ice cream is not protected... yet....
I eat blue bell quite often, and hen opening a new half gallon, it's easy to tell if it's being opened for the first time or not. The lid is frozen tight.
 

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All the ones I buy have a plastic seal around the rim.
Follow,the money.
What packaging company provides a tamper proof seal for cartons of ice cream.
Case closed.
 

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now wait a minute here, I've been thinking this one over and have only one question:

How can we tell if it's a flavor we will really like? It's our Right to taste it BEFORE we purchase it because they won't let us return it once we've bought it

the trick is to eat some of it while walking the store doing the rest of your shopping.
upon arrival at the cashier, simply state you'd like to only pay Half Price because 'half of it gone'


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And this is the one we know about....

It is for this very reason that I rarely buy prepared food.
 

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Turns out the Licker is a minor - name withheld and the case goes to juvenile court. Probably won't be serving hard time. The person recording was egging her on, maybe he isn't a minor and will be charged as an accessory to a crime.

I'm not a big fan of Bluebell since they replaced cane sugar with high fructose corn syrup.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019...ream-and-put-it-back-store-shelf-now-faces-20

Update: Police have identified and apprehended the sick-licker, but will not name her because she turns out to be a minor. Before they realized she was a teenager, police warned they had planned to arrest her on a charge of second-degree felony tampering, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail. But...

"Because she is a juvenile offender, her identity is protected under section 58.104 of the Texas Family Code," Lufkin Police Department spokesperson Jessie Pebsworth said.​
"The case will be turned over to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department."

So it appears a hefty fine and jail time are off the cards? Maybe a hug? Or blame it on race-pressure and income inequality forcing her to do it? Consequence-free America rules once again.

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Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate is my crack.

3-4 sitting tops for a half gallon and that's "controlling myself"!

It's got a little window on top to look for tounge prints evidently.
 

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"Still in a 1/2 gallon" now that's saying something! How's the cholesterol load on that?
 

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"Still in a 1/2 gallon" now that's saying something! How's the cholesterol load on that?


I easily eat a pint in a sitting so their serving sizes are 1:+4 for me.
 

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I easily eat a pint in a sitting so their serving sizes are 1:+4 for me.
BTW THis past winter I was up to 212 and have trimmed my way down to 186.5 as of today. Was about 195 when Hammerhead saw me. That dutch chocolate was a big culprit in that. Im currently in a 12 step program for it... :p
 

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Four servings in a pint? Maybe for 3 year olds. Lol
 

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BTW THis past winter I was up to 212 and have trimmed my way down to 186.5 as of today. Was about 195 when Hammerhead saw me. That dutch chocolate was a big culprit in that. Im currently in a 12 step program for it... :p
I've found that if you're active enough, it don't matter how much of it ya eat.
 

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She's only here doing work Americans don't want to do.
 

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I've found that if you're active enough, it don't matter how much of it ya eat.
I was eating like a strongman competitor, a very high surplus of calories and limited cardio.
 

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I was eating like a strongman competitor, a very high surplus of calories and limited cardio.
Yea, long term, that's a killer combintion.
 

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Yea, long term, that's a killer combintion.
Got that right. Pretty fun though! I'm stronger when heavy but I can't live without the flexibility that comes from being lean.
 

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Got that right. Pretty fun though! I'm stronger when heavy but I can't live without the flexibility that comes from being lean.
That's where I'm at today. 223 at my last doctor's appointment, so I decided to cut out the beer.

Suffice to say, the first week was tough, but I can already see the progress. My goal is 190.

Ice cream in small doses is just fine, as long as there is no HFCS or other sh*t.

As for the specific topic:

I am greatly concerned about copycats and those who want to up the ante.
 

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I’m 5’ 8” these days... apparently you shrink with age... used to be 5’9”....

Currently weigh 158. The most was 166 and my belly jiggled.

I told myself I don’t “jiggle” and backed off the sticky gooy stuff.

I used to do laps in the local pool and then go to Furr’s Cafeteria and eat 2 dinners at a sitting!

Never gained a pound! Burned it all off swimming!

“Move more, eat less” has worked for me.

Not a drinker - lots of calories in that too. Lots of money as well.

I love ice cream! Used to work in a B&R as a kid. Ice cream diet one summer. Ate so much I wasn’t hungry for regular food. Never gained a pound!

Lost the enzyme that digests lactose over the years. Milk no longer digests, it ferments!

I still partake, but have to take lactaide pills.
 

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He's no minor so I suspect his stupidity will be soundly rewarded!!


'Copycat' Blue Bell ice cream licker arrested in Louisiana
36-year-old Lenise Lloyd Martin III was arrested after Assumption Parish authorities received a tip from the Big B's Supermarket on Highway 1.

Author: WWLTV.com
Published: 6:51 AM MDT July 8, 2019
Updated: 8:14 AM MDT July 8, 2019

BELLE ROSE, La. — A Louisiana man has been arrested after a video allegedly showed him licking a container of ice cream at a grocery store and putting it back on the shelf.

WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge reports that 36-year-old Lenise Lloyd Martin III was arrested after Assumption Parish authorities received a tip from the Big B's Supermarket on Highway 1.
 

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He's no minor so I suspect his stupidity will be soundly rewarded!!


'Copycat' Blue Bell ice cream licker arrested in Louisiana
36-year-old Lenise Lloyd Martin III was arrested after Assumption Parish authorities received a tip from the Big B's Supermarket on Highway 1.

Author: WWLTV.com
Published: 6:51 AM MDT July 8, 2019
Updated: 8:14 AM MDT July 8, 2019

BELLE ROSE, La. — A Louisiana man has been arrested after a video allegedly showed him licking a container of ice cream at a grocery store and putting it back on the shelf.

WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge reports that 36-year-old Lenise Lloyd Martin III was arrested after Assumption Parish authorities received a tip from the Big B's Supermarket on Highway 1.
Only thing worse than a dumbass is an unoriginal dumbass.
 

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Only thing worse than a dumbass is an unoriginal dumbass.
My dad used to say "Monkey see, monkey do." whatever that means....
 

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Looks like the Bolsheviks are onto something new. Look out in the big cites, your food supply is now being attacked by these animals.
This is what we all live with now!
They won't negotiate, they won't reason and they won't stop until they're dead or we are!


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That can be considered domestic terrorism. Cute, but damaging Arizona tea's reputation could be costly for this perp...
 

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That can be considered domestic terrorism. Cute, but damaging Arizona tea's reputation could be costly for this perp...
Call it anything you want. Negroes get off with a slap on the wrist because 'muh racism'! I'll just be sure to check my Arizona tea bottles to be sure the seal isn't broken and some Tyrone or Shenniqua didn't deposit their DNA in it. Sad but true folks!
 

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People have too much time on their hands if this is a big story (me included)
I suppose it's not that big a deal unless it's you who bought that gallon of Arizona Tea