Krispy Kreme donuts may be as addictive as drugs, but as of this posting they are still legal. Daniel Rushing, a 64-year-old Florida man was arrested recently when police officers saw flecks of donut glaze in his car, and mistook them for crystal meth, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel.
Rushing had dropped a friend off at chemotherapy, as he does every Friday and was at 7-Eleven waiting for another friend. On his way out of the convenience store he failed to make a full stop and was speeding, going 42 miles per hour when the speed limit was 30. When he opened his wallet, he revealed a concealed weapons permit and said that he had a gun on him. The police officers asked him to get out of the car, which is when they spotted a “a rock like substance on the floor board where his feet were,” according to the report.
He tried to explain that the substance was glaze from a donut, but he was arrested anyway. He was locked up for 10 hours before being released on $2,500 bond. The substance was tested and as it turned out, it was of course not an illegal drug. Rushing said “It feels scary when you haven’t done anything wrong and get arrested. … It’s just a terrible feeling.” He also said, “I’ll never let anyone search my car again.”
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