A DISGUSTING viral challenge has prompted a copycat to gargle Listerine before spitting the blue liquid into the bottle and return the used mouthwash to a shelf in Walmart.
The shopper was trying to emulate a girl who was controversially filmed licking a tub of ice cream before putting the product back on a supermarket shelf in a viral video last week.
Disgusting: the moment that the used mouthwash is spat back into the bottle
Posting the bizarre Listerine-spitting footage on Twitter, the social media user – who goes by the moniker “Bameron Nicole Smith” – wanders over to the oral hygiene aisle and announces: “Girl, it has been one musty f**king morning”.
Removing the cap from the mouthwash, ‘Smith’ then appears to take a mouthful of the liquid, gargles, and says “nice and minty and fresh. Thank you guys, have a nice day,” before placing the bottle back on the shelf and walking away.
There was a mixed reaction to the mouthwash-spitting video – which is captioned "you b****** with no oral hygiene could take a hint" – with one unimpressed person pointing out, “it’s contamination and product tampering”.
Another commented: “I don’t like the feds but god I hope they get you”.
But when one person asked "has anyone reported this degenerate to the @US_FDA [US Food and Drug Administration] yet?" a defiant Smith tweeted, "do it baby I know the law".
Walmart has been looking into the foul footage in an unnamed American store, saying in a statement to DailyMail.com: "We are investigating this incident.
"If someone tampers with a product and leaves it on the shelf, we will work with law enforcement to identify and prosecute those found responsible to the fullest extent of the law."
The attempt to rack up millions of views comes after cops in Texas said on Friday that they have tracked down the girl was filmed licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream and returning it to a Walmart shelf in another viral video.
The ice cream licking footage notched up about 11million views - considerably less than the mouthwash clip which has received 15.6 million views.
Police in Lufkin said they believed they had identified the frozen treat fiend after “detectives had obtained surveillance video placing a woman matching the suspect description in the Lufkin [Walmart] on June 28 around 11 p.m.”
They are waiting to confirm the identity of the "Lufkin Licker" before issuing her with an arrest warrant for second-degree tampering with a consumer product.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years and a $10,000 (£8,000) fine.
Blue Bell Creamieries slammed the ice cream licking incident as a "malicious act of food tampering".
The ice cream manufacturer said in a statement: “We want to thank our customers for alerting us to the incident of this past weekend of a video posted to social media showing a Blue Bell item being tampered with.
“We take this issue very seriously and are currently working with law enforcement, retail partners and social media platforms.
“This type of incident will not be tolerated.”
Source: The Sun