WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A Florida woman was charged with criminal mischief and tampering with consumer products after a police review of surveillance tapes at Lu Lu’s Ice Cream Shop, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
- Jung Soon Wypcha allegedly urinated in a bucket used to churn ice cream, put her hands in the ice cream containers after using the bathroom and picking her nose, and spat into several ice cream containers.
- According to an arrest affidavit, Wypcha’s Indian Shores Food Mart shares a bathroom with the ice cream shop and according to Lu Lu’s owner, “she wasn’t liking that we were getting popular.”
On Monday, a Florida woman was arrested after she allegedly urinated in a bucket used to churn ice cream and spat into several ice cream containers, according to Tampa Bay Times reports.
After authorities reviewed surveillance tapes at Lu Lu’s Ice Cream Shop, 66-year-old Jung Soon Wypcha was charged with criminal mischief and tampering with consumer products.
Wypcha’s Indian Shores Food Mart shares a bathroom with the ice cream shop. On June 17, Wypcha reportedly left the door open while using the bathroom and didn’t wash her hands after she was done. She was then seen going to Lu Lu’s ice cream freezer and put her hands in the ice cream containers. She also picked her nose the same day and again put her hands in the containers, then spat into them.
The video footage the following day showed Wypcha trying to open the ice cream freezer again but was not successful.
On June 22, Wypcha tried to use the bathroom but, upon realizing that the door was locked, urinated in an ice cream bucket instead, according to an arrest affidavit. Allegedly, the next thing she did was dump the bucket in a sink the ice cream shop uses to clean utensils and bowls.
Wypcha’s actions cost the shop roughly $2,000 worth of ice cream, as Paul Chiulli, the owner of Lu Lu’s, told the Tampa Bay Times that he had to dispose of all the ice cream for public safety. Add to that, he had to close his store for four to five days.
“I guess she wasn’t liking that we were getting popular,” Chiulli said.
Upon paying a $55,000 bail, Wypcha was released Monday evening.