Man Arrested After Police Mistake Krispy Kreme Doughnut Glaze For Meth

A man was pulled over by an Orlando police officer at a 7-Eleven parking lot when the officer confused his doughnut purchase for meth.

One police officer became overly suspicious after thinking a driver had meth in his car, when it was just his Krispy Kreme doughnut.  

Daniel Rushing, a 64-year-old Orlando resident, drove to 7-Eleven to pick his friend up from work, bought a glazed doughnut and attempted to drive away when he was pulled over in the parking lot by a police officer, CBS Miami reported.

Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins received complaints from unidentified people of drug activity in the 7-Eleven vicinity and became extra cautious.

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The cop claims in a police report that she pulled over Rushing because he didn’t come to a complete stop when leaving the parking lot and went 12 miles per hour above the speed limit.

Riggs-Hopkins then noticed the man’s concealed handgun license, in which the man admitted to possessing a gun, and thought she saw a suspicious narcotic substance in his car.

“I recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort to narcotic,” she wrote in the police report.

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The officer did two drug tests on Rushing and the tests allegedly came out positive for crystal methamphetamine.

Riggs-Hopkins charged him with possession of meth and a firearm and charges were later dropped. 

Rushing was then taken to jail and was strip searched there and was in prison for ten hours, then released on a $2,500 bond.

A state crime lab performed another test for the alleged substance weeks later and found him clear of meth and the substance found was not illegal. 

The 64-year-old plans to sue the city of Orlando for wrongful arrest.

It’s outrageous that this police officer failed to fully identify that the supposed meth she found was indeed just a doughnut. 

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