Fla. man paid $37,500 after cops confuse doughnut crumbs for meth

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jnelsoninjax    8,978

 The City of Orlando is paying a Florida man thousands of dollars after his craving for Krispy Kreme doughnuts wrongfully landed him in a jail cell.

Orlando police officers pulled over Daniel Rushing in December 2015 for speeding out of a 7-11 they’d been monitoring after receiving a series of drug complaints. Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins, a 10-year veteran of the department, arrested him amid the stop when she spotted a rocky, white substance on the floorboard of his car.

“I kept telling them, ‘That’s glaze from a doughnut,’” Rushing told the Orlando Sentinel at the time. “They tried to say it was crack cocaine at first, then they said, ‘No, it’s meth, crystal meth.’”

The officer administered a series of road-side drug tests, two of which turned up positive for cocaine. But when lab tests returned a few weeks later, they revealed Rushing was telling the truth — the substance had in fact been the sugary glaze from a doughnut.

Rushing sued over the false results but, in a settlement reached this week, the City of Orlando agreed to pay him a $37,500 for the wrongful arrest, according to the Miami Herald.

Rushing was strip-searched and spent hours in jail before being released on $2,500 bond.

He said, while the entire experience was a frustrating one, it has not curbed his love for Krispy Kreme’s signature treat.

He picks up his doughnut every other Wednesday, he told reporters, except now he waits to chow down until he leaves his car.

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+Mando    3,654

thing is Krispy Kremes are as addictive as Crystal meth! :p

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jnelsoninjax    8,978
1 hour ago, Mando said:

thing is Krispy Kremes are as addictive as Crystal meth! :p

So perhaps the cops were trying to help him? :p

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DocM    12,769

Of all the people who should know what Krispy Kreme residue looks like, it should be cops.

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margrave    809

Sad failure for the roadside drug test. More training may be needed in using them.

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techbeck    5,105

37.5k will buy a lot of meth 

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+FloatingFatMan    13,393
16 hours ago, techbeck said:

37.5k will buy a lot of meth 

It'll buy even more donuts...

 

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+Mirumir    5,226

I kept telling them, ‘That’s glaze from a doughnut, that’s glaze from a doughnut, that’s glaze from a doughnut!

 

:laugh:

 

 

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PsYcHoKiLLa    1,580

*grabs rice krispies from the packet and sprinkles liberally across the back seat of the car

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