According to a release from the Lufkin Police Department, detectives have identified and spoken with the suspect in the “Blue Bell licking” case. She is a juvenile from San Antonio tied to the Lufkin area through her boyfriend’s family. Under Texas law, anyone under the age of 17 is considered a juvenile.

LPD representatives have spoken with her boyfriend, who is an adult, as well. They were both forthcoming with what occurred and admitted to the act.

What made this case difficult is that a “catfish” with a similar screen name (within one letter of the suspect’s screen name) began taking credit for it.

It was actually the catfish and NOT our suspect  who bragged on Instagram about the incident saying:

“Yeah, I really did that. You can call it Flu Bell ice cream now ‘cause I was a lil sick last week. Repost yourself doing this. Let’s see if we can start an epidemic (literally).”

There were roughly 4-6 women with similar screen names and appearances that law enforcement had to eliminate – including the catfish – before getting to the actual suspect.

We do not intend to pursue charges against her as an “adult” and therefore what happens from here is at the discretion of the juvenile justice system.  As to whether her boyfriend will face charges, we are currently discussing his involvement with prosecutors.

 

Earlier this week, the Lufkin Police Department began investigating the viral video of a woman licking Blue Bell "Tin Roof" ice cream and putting it back in the display case. According to the LPD, the video hit social media June 28, launching an investigation that led from Walmart stores in San Antonio to Houston, and eventually Lufkin.


 

 

Social media commenters  identified the woman as being from San Antonio.

We will continue to update this story as more details are released.  Until then, a special thanks to the B-52s for providing the inspiration for this story's headline.