Florida Man Spends 10 Hours In Jail After Donut Glaze Mistaken For Meth!

I never liked glazed donut sugar bombs, and this just reinforces my belief that I have been right all along. Eating Krispy Kreme glazed donuts can land you in jail.

A Orlando Florida man was pulled over by Orlando Police Officer Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkin for a minor traffic infraction. The driver, 64-year-old, Daniel Rushing certainly didn’t think his life would be turned upside down just a few minutes later.

How could Daniel Rushing have possibly known that a simple traffic stop would somehow turn his life into a nightmare, similar to an episode of  The Twilight Zone?

Officer Riggs-Hopkin eagle eyes spotted four, yes, four, tiny flakes of glaze on the floor of Mr. Rushing’s vehicle and immediately jumped to the conclusion that this was some sort of illegal substance. Really???

According to Officer Riggs-Hopkin, “I recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic,” Officer Riggs-Hopkin and the un-named Officer debated if this was actually crack cocaine before settling on the fact that it must certainly be crystal meth.

This entire unfortunate affair started when Officer Riggs-Hopkin and another un-named officer were watching a local 7-11 in Orlando due to alleged drug dealing.

The 7-11 also just happens to sell Krispy Creme donuts as well.

You see, Daniel Rushing treats himself to a couple of Krispy Creme glazed donuts every other Wednesday, he used to eat them in his car.

Let’s just look at the facts. Crack Cocaine, Crystal Meth, and Crispy Creme Donut glaze look nothing alike. Here’s some photos, so you can see for yourself:

Crack Cocaine

Crack Cocaine

Crystal Meth

Crystal Meth

Krispy Kreme Glazed Donut

Krispy Kreme Glazed Donut

Evidently, Officer Riggs-Hopkin’s eleven years of experience could not have prepared her for the challenge of determining the difference between Crystal Meth and Krispy Kreme donut glaze.

Daniel Rushing kept proclaiming his innocence and repeatedly stated that the substance found in his vehicle was actually Krispy Kreme donut glaze. The Officers weren’t buying his excuse or innocence.

But it didn’t stop there. OH NO! Officer Riggs-hopkin decided to confirm her off-base suspicion by using employing a standard roadside drug test using a kit manufactured by the company Safariland.  showed, not once, but twice, that the  sample contained methamphetamine.

This brings up an entirely whole new line of questions.  Either Krispy Kreme is using Crystal Meth-Amphetamine as a secret ingredient in their glazed donuts? or the company Safariland’s field drug testing kits are seriously flawed.

Either way, Daniel Rushing was immediately arrested, handcuffed and taken to county jail where he was also strip searched. Mr. Rushing spent 10 hours in jail before he was released on $2,500.00 bond.

It was not until several weeks later that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) State crime lab, confirmed that the substance was in fact not any sort of illegal substance and the case against Daniel Rushing was dropped.

Mr. Rushing is suing the Orlando Police Department and the maker of the field drug test, Safariland, for $15,000.00 for the ten hours he had to spend in jail for doing nothing more than eating Krispy Kreme glazed donuts in his car.

I believe that there should be an investigation into Krispy Kreme glazed donuts.

Let’s look at the facts. An innocent man was arrested for nothing more than having Krispy Kreme glazed donut flakes on the floor of his car. A trained law Enforcement Officer and a field test for illegal substances produced positive indications for crystal methamphetamine, not once, but twice.

Every time a new Krispy Kreme donut franchise opens there are stupidly long lines that go all the way down the block just to get in. I mean seriously, have you ever had a Krispy Kreme donut? There is nothing particularly special about them. I have had better donuts from my local Publix Supermarket.

There is another more sinister option that we are forced to consider. This could be a conspiracy of gigantic proportions, happening right before our very eyes.

We have to consider the fact that Krispy Kreme may be using a secret illegal ingredient in their glazed donuts have something to do with their wildly successful sales?

Until, we can figure this out, I strongly recommend that everyone refrain from eating Krispy Kreme donuts, or at the very least eat them only in the privacy of your own home.

It may also be prudent to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for, six to eight hours after ingesting Krispy Kreme glazed donuts, just to err on the side of safety.

Don’t let what happened to Daniel Rushing, happen to you.


As Always,

I Am,

Tom Dye, The Safety Guy

Note: This article is satire based on actual events. The source material can be found here -> Huffington Post and here -> The Orlando Sentinal