Man wins doughnut-eating contest, then robs a Dunkin’ Donuts

DCNFGabrielle Okun, DCNF

A North Carolina man who won a police-hosted donut eating contest in 2014 was charged after robbing a Dunkin’ Donuts in November 2017, according to a Monday report.

Bradley Hardison, 27, was charged Thursday with breaking and entering and larceny, after attempting to steal from a Dunkin’ Donuts, reported the Associated Press.

The suspect previously won a competition in 2014 — called the National Night Out Against Crime — for eating eight glazed donuts in two minutes, reported the Virginia Pilot. Hardison beat police officers by scarfing down donuts in an event aimed to get “citizens and police to come together, standing in a united front against crime.”

Despite gaining popularity from the competition, Hardison paid the price when he was arrested the following day as the felon who broke into a supermarket and mall in 2013, reported WKTR. Hardison received a three year suspended sentence which ended in October 2017, one month before he robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts, reported CBS News.

Hardison is currently being held on a $7,000 bond.

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