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Sugar is bad; man jailed after buying Krispy Kreme doughnuts

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Daniel Rushing was arrested after police mistook Krispy Kreme glazed flakes as meth

How many times have we been told to limit our sugar intake? Added sugar only gives us a lot of calories. It is bad for our teeth and causes all sorts of diseases, nutrient deficiencies. An elderly man from Florida went out to treat himself with Krispy Kreme doughnuts and paid dearly for it.

Daniel Frederick Rushing, 64, says he treats himself at least once a week with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

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On December 11th, the retiree was with a friend, whom he dropped off at the hospital for a chemotherapy session. He drove to 7-Eleven around Colonial Drive to buy some doughnuts but was unaware that police was surveying the area due to reported drug trafficking.

Rushing told WITN that he routinely does this every Friday, but it was the first time he has been stopped and searched by police.

Rushing knew he had nothing to hide and complied with Cpl. Shelby Riggs. He gave his ID, and informed the officer that he had a weapon, but showed him the necessary permit.

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Riggs noticed the glazed flakes on the floor of the automobile and asked permission to search, which he acquiesced to. When questioned, Rushing pointed out that the flakes were just from the Krispy Kreme doughnuts he had purchased, but the officer took samples of it and tested it on two roadside drug tests.

“I recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic,” the officer said.

It tested positive for the illegal substance, meth, and Daniel Rushing was arrested despite his protests, which were all documented. He was released on a $2,500 bond.

The Orlando crime laboratory, later on, failed to identify the substance as an illegal drug, and the case was eventually dropped, but the for Rushing the damage had already been done.

According to the Inquisitr, Rushing said, “It’s incredible. It feels scary when you haven’t done anything wrong and get arrested. … It’s just a terrible feeling.”

Daniel Rushing plans to press charges next month, but the Orlando Police Dept. maintains that the arrest was lawful. He says he’d never let anyone search his car again.

But will he stop his regular visits to Krispy Kreme?

Photo courtesy: Martin Thomas/Flickr

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