In the grainy cellphone video, a hand lifts the lid off a clear jar filled with tongue depressors and playfully swirls the light-colored wooden sticks around.
"Why do it and record it?"
"It's awful. I mean, I'm scared for my kids, especially, my oldest that's out and on her own since they posted her photo", she said. "I was just being silly with my kids", she responded to the outlet when asked why she recorded it.
Her soon-to-be ex-husband says he was horrified when he realized the girl in the video was his daughter. It was later taken down.
Recently, people have been posting photos online of them going into stores and licking tubs of ice cream before putting them back in the freezer.
Meanwhile, the mother of the girl, who was not named, told News4Jax that she recorded the video and posted it to her Snapchat account.
"The video doesn't show that the items were thrown away or anything else that happened", her explanation continued. "I didn't post it on Facebook or YouTube as a challenge or whatever", Ward said in the Facebook post.
The medical center released a statement saying it has removed all materials from the room in the video and sanitized the entire facility.
Cori E. Ward, 30, of Jacksonville, appeared in court Friday on one count of tampering with a consumer product without regard for possible death or injury after she was arrested Thursday in connection with the now-viral Snapchat footage, WJXX reports. "Our internal investigation did not reveal any associated risks or harms to patients as a result of these actions", - said in the hospital.
The video shows the man, identified in news reports as Lenise Martin III, licking the ice cream at a supermarket in Louisiana.
Her husband said he was stunned when he saw the video and realized she was his daughter. "Don't Mess With Texas. or with Blue Bell".
The incident comes amid a rash of similar cases that have gone viral on social media.