Who knew Krispy Kreme could ever betray you? Florida resident Daniel Rushing was arrested for 10 hours because police mistakenly identified the glaze from a donut as crystal meth in his car. He was literally thrown in jail because he’d eaten a donut that day.
Rushing had actually been pulled over for speeding and not fully stopping at a stop sign, which is fair. But police corporal Shelby Riggs-Hopkin noticed the sugary-white glaze on the floor of the car, describing it as a “rock-like substance” and asking to search the rest of the vehicle. She immediately “knew” that it had to be crystal meth.
“I kept telling them, ‘That’s glaze from a doughnut,'” Rushing explained to the Orlando Sentinel. Surprisingly enough, they didn’t believe him. The police initially stated it was crack cocaine, but then later insisted it was crystal meth.
The worst part about all this is that a roadside drug test kit showed that the glaze had methamphetamine in it, not just one time, but twice. That’s two times the drug kit was completely wrong. Later testing at an actual lab in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement showed that the glaze clearly didn’t have any drugs in it…Which makes us wonder that if this drug test gave a false-positive on a doughnut, how many more of these roadside tests are tainted but weren’t re-tested in a lab?
Either way, all charges were dropped once the lab results came through. But that’s not stopping him from suing both the city of Orlando and the drug test manufacturer for $15,000. Just imagine how many Krispy Kreme donuts that could get him.
Moral of this story? Donut snack and drive.
[H/T: Elite Daily]