Florida woman allegedly urinates in ice cream maker, spits in ice cream
A Florida woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly urinated in a bucket used to churn ice cream and spat into several ice cream containers, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Jung Soon Wypcha, 66, of St. Petersburg, was charged with criminal mischief and tampering with consumer products following a police review of surveillance tapes at Lu Lu's Ice Cream Shop.
According to an arrest affidavit, Wypcha inappropriately used a bathroom her business, Indian Shores Food Mart, shares with the ice cream shop on June 17. She purportedly left the door open and didn't wash her hands after she was done. She then went to the shop's ice cream freezer and put her hands in the ice cream containers. That same day, she also reportedly picked her nose, put her hands in the containers again and spat into them.
The next day, video footage showed the woman attempting to open the ice cream freezer once more but failing to do so.
The affidavit said that, on June 22, Wypcha tried to use the bathroom but, upon realizing that the door was locked, urinated in an ice cream bucket instead. She then allegedly dumped the bucket in a sink the ice cream shop uses to clean utensils and bowls.
Altogether, Wypcha's conduct ruined approximately $2,000 worth of ice cream, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Paul Chiulli, the owner of Lu Lu's, told the newspaper that he had to dispose of all the ice cream for public safety and close his store for four to five days.
"I guess she wasn't liking that we were getting popular," he said.
Wypcha was released Monday night in lieu of a $55,000 bail. Her arrest came just days after a disturbing video of a Texas teenager licking the inside of an ice cream tub at Walmart surfaced on social media. Last Friday, police said they had identified the suspect in that incident and turned her case over to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.