Man Awarded $37,500 After Being Arrested Over Donuts

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Acquired By JAB Holding Co For $1.35 Billion

A Florida man just recieved a $37,500 payout from the city of Orlando, FL because he was arrested over donut residue. No....REALLY!

64-year-old Daniel Rushing was driving a friend from church home when he was pulled over for speeding. After Orlando Officer Shelby Riggs-Hopkins noticed a crystal like substance on his floor board, he continuously questioned Rushing about what it was. Rushing told them "I've never even smoked a cigarette". He even said "That's glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut!"

Riggs-Hopkins didn't have a field test for the substance but arrested Rushing for possession of meth and possession of a fire arm while having a controlled substance. Rushing spent the next 10 hours in jail.

When lab tests came back, it was found that the "crystal substance" was not a controlled substance. It was actually Krispy Kreme remnants. (NPR)


Rushing later filed a lawsuit against the department and was just awarded $37,500, which can buy a lot of Krispy Kreme! 

I'm shocked a police officer couldn't immediately identify donuts! I'm just saying... I feel like they have a bit of expertise in that department. In all honesty though, eating enough of those donuts is about like taking meth. I'm not even sure which is healthier.



Otis was born and raised in a small town in Morton, IL between two pumpkin patches. It’s the Pumpkin Capitol of the World, so there’s that. He considers Charlotte, NC his hometown, after spending 10 years there doing radio and meeting his wife... Read more


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