Orlando Man Sues City After Krispy Kreme Donut Tests Positive For Meth

Krispy Kreme doughnut sends mail to jail for meth
Doughnut frosting sends mail to jail for meth (Photo: Krispy Kreme)

ORLANDO, Florida – When a man was pulled over for speeding last December, he didn’t know what he was in for. The man’s daily commute turned into a felony arrest for meth.

The officer found frosting from a donut in the car and mistook it for methamphetamine. Even more convincing, the sample icing used for the drug test also came back positive for meth.

Now the man is suing because his mugshot has been posted all over the internet.

Daniel Rushing filed the lawsuit against the city of Orlando last week and the maker of a roadside drug test kit after giving a false indicator that resulted in his arrest for possession of a drug he did not carry.

Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins stopped Rushing for speeding but noticed a “rock-like” substance on the floor of the car.

After using the roadside drug kit, Riggs-Hopkins placed Rushing under arrest. The famously flaky icing that came from the Krispy Kreme donut tested positive, sending Rushing off to jail.

Rushing spent ten hours in jail, and the state retested the flakes found in his car. He was cleared of the charge.

However, his mugshot was not cleared and has been posted on the internet for a crime he did not commit.

Rushing alleges the false arrest has defamed him and that the officer did not know how to use the roadside drug kit. Rushing alleges that the tests are known to be unreliable.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.
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