Louisiana ‘Mr. Ice cream man’ just wanted to be famous

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The man arrested for tampering with Blue Bell ice cream in Napoleonville admitted to officials that he just “wanted to be famous”. Lenise Martin III has been charged with unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity and tampering with property.

ORIGINAL: (July 7, 2019)

NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) — Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office says a man posted a video of himself on Facebook opening a Blue Bell ice cream container, licking it, poking it with his finger and putting it back on the shelf.

News outlets report 36-year-old Lenise Martin III was charged Saturday with property tampering and posting criminal activity.

Police Commander Lonny Cavalier says after being alerted of Martin’s actions by management, deputies found Martin at the scene showing the sales clerk a receipt showing he bought the ice cream he licked. Deputies searched the freezer and confirmed the purchase but still decided to move forward with the charges.

Earlier this month, a teen in Texas was shown in an online video taking ice cream from a Walmart freezer, removing the top to lick it and then putting it back.

Blue Bell ice cream container and licking it.

The incident happened Friday at a local supermarket called Big B’s on Highway 1.

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