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Florida man gets ‘sweet’ settlement after cops mistake Krispy Kreme glaze for meth

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A man who found himself under arrest after police mistook flakes of Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for crystal methamphetamine has received a sweet settlement from the City of Orlando, Florida.

…to the tune of $37,500.

Daniel Rushing told the Orlando Sentinel that he had never done drugs.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said of his arrest. “I’ve never even smoked a cigarette before, let alone meth.”

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Daniel Rushing, 64, sued the city of Orlando after he was arrested in December 2015 on drug charges. Law enforcement had spotted four small flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine.

Rushing told the officers they were likely bits of the Krispy Kreme doughnut he’d eaten earlier, but he was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after two roadside drug tests tested positive for an illegal substance.


The arresting officer, Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins, received a written reprimand for making an improper arrest after a state crime lab cleared Rushing and the charges against him were dropped, according to The Post.

It’s not clear why the glaze tested positive for amphetamine in field tests.

Nonetheless, Rushing can now buy a whole lot of Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts with his $37,500 payout.


Tom Tillison


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