Doughnuts might be addictive, but they’re not usually criminal. But one Florida man found himself in a police cell and facing drug charges because police thought he was driving around in a car covered in crystal meth, but it was really just the sugary remains of a glazed doughnut from Krispy Kreme.
According to RT.com, a 64-year-old Orlando man named Daniel Rushing was stopped for a traffic violation in December. The traffic stop turned weird, however, when the officer saw traces of something white and crystalline on the driver’s side floorboard. Rushing said he’d just been eating a doughnut and the substance was bits of glaze that had flaked off, but the officer did not believe him and arrested Rushing on the grounds that she was looking at “some sort of narcotic.”
According to RT.com, initial police tests reportedly showed that the mysterious crystalline substance was cocaine, but then police later thought it was meth. Rushing continued to insist that it was just the glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut, but police did not believe him and made him stay in a police cell for 10 hours. Rushing was allowed out on bail at that point, but it took about a week for police to eventually drop all the charges against him, because it turned out he was telling the truth all along. The mysterious substance was really just the remains of a messily eaten Krispy Kreme doughnut.