(NEW YORK POST) — The cold case gripping the nation has finally been licked!
Texas cops on Friday said they found the girl who licked a tub of Blue Bell ice cream and then put it back on the shelf — and she even confessed after being busted with the boyfriend who filmed her in the video gone viral.
“They were both forthcoming with what occurred and admitted to the act,” Lufkin Police and Fire announced in a proud “CASE SOLVED” posting on Facebook on Friday.
The dairy detectives outlined the intricacies of their case, saying that a catfisher had deliberately misled everyone and bragged about it on Instagram — slowing down them getting the real inside scoop on who was behind the gross viral video.
And as the girl is under 17, they also seem to have thawed on locking her in the cooler despite previously warning she could have faced up to 20 years in jail along with fines of up to $10,000.
“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,” the department said, not identifying the girl because of her age.
“As to whether her boyfriend will face charges, we are currently discussing his involvement with prosecutors,” the statement added, with the boyfriend being an adult.
Police said they believe the pair entered a Walmart late on June 28 for the sick stunt that has been viewed more than 11 million times.
Lufkin Police and Fire reckoned it was the catfish — whose screen name was one letter different than the lickers’ — who bragged on Instagram, “Yeah, I really did that.”
They also say they had to eliminate several other women before getting the real scoop on their suspect.
A Walmart in Corpus Christi, Texas, located several hours away from Lufkin, placed an employee with a water gun outside the freezer to keep other potential ice cream lickers away.