Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze mistaken for meth
Fox 35, July 27, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - An Orlando man says he intends to sue for damages after police mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze residue for crystal methamphetamine.
Daniel Rushing, 64, was arrested last December during a traffic stop, after an Orlando police officer discovered what she thought was a narcotic.
"When Rushing exited the vehicle, I observed in plain view a rock like substance on the floor board where his feet were," wrote Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins in an arrest report. "I recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic."
Rushing insisted that the substance was sugar from the Krispy Kreme doughnut, so the officer conducted a field test on substance.
"I received a positive indication for the presence of amphetamines," wrote Riggs-Hopkins. "I conducted a separate test on the substance and received another positive indication for amphetamines."
Rushing was taken into custody on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with a firearm. He was later released on $2,500 bond.
A crime lab with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ran a test on the substance and determined that it was not an illegal drug, so the charges were dropped. Now, Rushing wants the city to now pay him damages.
"I got arrested for no reason at all," he told the Orlando Sentinel.
Rushing did not specify an amount, but his attorney told the newspaper that they expect to file suit in August.