The originator, that we know of, of the disgusting #icecreamchallenge was an underage teenager in Texas who isn’t facing charges right now. But a 36-year-old, who followed her gross lead by licking a tub of ice cream before putting it back in the freezer at a grocery store, was arrested. And he did it to become internet famous. This seems right on track for America!
Authorities have arrested a Louisiana man who posted a video of himself licking ice cream out of a container at a local grocery store before putting it back on the shelf.
Lenise Lloyd Martin III, 36, was detained by Assumption Parish sheriffs on July 6 for his participation in the #IcecreamChallenge— the Internet’s latest viral prank that has spurred a sea of copycat crimes across the country.
Lenise Lloyd Martin III reportedly told authorities “all I wanted to do was be famous” when he participated in the #IceCreamChallenge.
Imagine saying, “All I wanted to do was be famous,” OUT LOUD as an excuse as to why you licked ice cream and put it back. Did he actually want to be famous as an ice cream licker? I mean at least Ariana Grande, who sings and dated Pete Davidson, does other things besides licking food she isn’t going to pay for.
Lonny Cavalier, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, told PEOPLE that they worked with Big B’s to search for the ice cream container, but it was never found. As a precaution, they threw out all the Blue Bell ice cream in the store and notified the manufacturer.
Martin returned to Big B’s to meet police, producing a receipt allegedly proving he had purchased the ice cream.
“He said he didn’t think he was doing anything wrong. His explanation to us was, ‘All I wanted to do was be famous,’ like it wasn’t a problem,” Lonny told PEOPLE. “Obviously it’s a tremendous concern all over the country, tampering with food products. It’s a big deal.”
The fact that they had to throw out all the ice cream IN THE SUMMER might be the saddest part of this story. He should also be charged for being too damn old to want to be internet famous for dumb shit. That’s not an actual crime on the books but give it time. Soon enough we will hear a judge say this person is be charged with the crime “of being too damn old for trying to be internet famous for dumb shit.”
This has gone too far. Parents need to sit their kids (both underage and 36-year-old children down) and ask them what they want to be when they grow up. If they say internet prank famous, have them arrested. Immediately.
Here’s some footage of the grossness.
— Mrs. Franklin (@Ms_Pisces_Slay) July 7, 2019