The truck was stolen Wednesday, but it was found with the ice cream untouched this time, according to police.
Of Martine, police "believe it's a copycat incident", Cavalier said.
Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office Commander Lonny Cavalier told CNN that Martin, who showed officials receipts that suggested he had purchased the ice cream, said those don't absolve him of his crime. Lufkin PD was initially ready to press felony charge against the girl, which would give her up to 20 years in prison. The company found the exact, compromised carton Tin Roof-flavored ice cream through analysis of the video and removed all the ice cream matching that size and flavor from the location in question "out of an abundance of caution".
It looks like a new trend has started where people are licking ice cream and putting it back in the display.
"Our staff recognized the location in the video, and we inspected the freezer case". We will pursue anyone we see do this.
Detectives have identified and spoken with the suspect and her boyfriend; however, they are not going to identify her because of her age.
Police said she is tied to the Lufkin area through her boyfriend's family.
The suspect, from San Antonio, is a juvenile, so police will not identify her. As to whether her boyfriend will face charges, we are now discussing his involvement with prosecutors'.
"Food safety is our top priority", Blue Bell Creameries wrote.
The statement from the Lufkin Police Department says, "The case will be turned over to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and remains under investigation".
Blue Bell notes on their website that they are now "looking at methods within our manufacturing process to add additional protection to the carton".