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Len Martin of Louisiana was arrested after this licking incident and later fined.
Disgusting food or drink challenges like putting licked ice cream back in a store freezer could result in jail time for some people in Arizona following Governor Doug Ducey's signing on Thursday of a new anti-tampering law.
State Senator T.J. Shope said last year when he introduced a similar bill that existing statutes made it difficult to prosecute people for contaminating store food or drink.
It seemed to start with a video of a Texas teen licking ice cream and putting it back that went viral, leading to her referral to juvenile justice authorities.
Though the bill had significant Democratic support to pass both chambers, all the Arizona lawmakers who voted against the bill were Democrats.
Indeed, Len Martin, the Louisiana man mentioned above, has moved on to challenges that are less dangerous to others. »