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Man jailed over ice cream tampering

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<p>An American man who filmed himself licking ice cream before putting it back into a supermarket freezer has been jailed.</p>

An American man who filmed himself licking ice cream before putting it back into a supermarket freezer has been jailed.

D'Adrien Anderson, 24, was today jailed for 30 days over the incident in a Walmart supermarket near Houston, Texas, in August last year, the BBC reports.

Store security cameras captured Anderson pick out the ice cream, he then licked it and replaced it.

He was later filmed taking the sweet treat back out of the freezer and purchasing it.

He later returned to the supermarket with his father to show officers his receipt to prove he had bought the tampered ice cream.

As a precaution, ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries replaced all of the ice cream in the freezer. It cost the company $2374.

Earlier this year Anderson pleaded guilty to misdemeanour criminal mischief.

"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," Walmart said in a statement at the time of Anderson's arrest.

He was handed a six-month suspended sentence, 100 hours of unpaid work, a $1500 fine and ordered to pay $2374 to the ice cream company.

Anderson's video stunt came a month after video of a woman licking a tub of ice cream and putting it back into the freezer a US Walmart went viral.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/walmart-us-ice-cream-licker-jailed-for-30-days-in-texas/361a09d3-293a-4465-94dc-ed9c33ef3318

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