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Texas police keep watch on Blue Bell ice cream to stop copycat lickers

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Two officers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area answered the call of duty this past weekend, making sure there wasn’t illegal ice cream licking going on during their watch.

Keller Public Safety posted a Facebook photo last Friday of two of its officers at a local grocery store guarding the ice cream aisle against any copycats of a San Antonio teenager licking Blue Bell ice cream in a now-viral video.

The girl could be seen in the video licking a half gallon of Blue Bell ice cream and then placing it back in the freezer at a Lufkin, Texas Walmart.

If she were an adult, the juvenile could have been charged with a second-degree felony, which carries a punishment range of two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, according to the Texas penal code.

The video, which has been viewed more than 12 million times on Twitter, has led others on social media to mimic the girl, who has not been identified.

In the North Texas city of Keller, no illegal ice cream licking took place thanks to the officers.

“The only Blue Bell Ice Cream being licked here in Keller this holiday weekend will be the kind you’ve already purchased,” the Facebook post read.

“Cpl. Clark and Officer Bryans are seeing to that. #NotOnOurWatch,” it added.

The post has received more than 3,000 likes and over 2,800 shares.

A few copycat videos have been released since the ice cream licking video went viral.

In one example, Twitter user @GAYSHAWNMENDES posted a video of himself scooping ice cream out of a container with his bare hands before putting the carton back into the freezer.

Priscilla Aguirre is a breaking news reporter and general assignment writer. Read her on our breaking news site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com — priscilla.aguirre@express-news.net — @CillaAguirre

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