Doughnuts can do no wrong — or can they? A Florida man was arrested in Orlando this week for methamphetamine possession after police pulled him over to find several tiny flakes on his car’s floorboard. The only problem? The man isn’t addicted to anything other than fresh-from-the-fryer, glazed, Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that cops were convinced the flakes were crystal methamphetamine: “The officers did two roadside drug tests and both came back positive for the illegal substance, according to his arrest report.”
After failing to come to a full stop while leaving a 7-Eleven, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing was pulled over. That’s when the cops spotted the glittery sparkle of addiction — but not the sort of addiction they assumed. "I kept telling them, 'That's … glaze from a doughnut,’” Rushing told the Sentinel. “They tried to say it was crack cocaine at first, then they said, 'No, it's meth, crystal meth.'"
After being “handcuffed, arrested, taken to the county jail and strip searched,” a state crime lab eventually cleared him of any drug use several weeks later, when additional tests indicated that the flakes were actually pieces of glaze from a Krispy Kreme donut.
As any Seinfeld fan can attest, one’s love for sweet, sweet, baked goods can be easily mistaken for something more sinister.
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