Donuts and the US police forces, it is an asymmetric tale as old as society itself apparently.
Four years ago, the Police Department of Elizabeth City organized a donut eating contest, where a man suspected for multiple robberies (as a suspect in at least three break-ins going back to 2013) took away the grand prize: Mr. Bradley Hardison.
Elizabeth City police showed their heart and during the ‘National Night Out Against Crime’ event and gave Mr. Hardison the prize he deserved.
Four years pass by and they probably regret doing that since as they’ve now arrested the same man for breaking and entering into .. Dunkin Donuts.
He was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony safecracking and felony larceny of Dunkin’ Donuts
According to the report from 2014, Mr. Hardison was able to devour eight glazed doughnuts in two minutes. We don’t know how many he was able to steal this time around but believe it was a lot more than that.
Mr. Hardison, now 27-years-old, is currently being held under a $7,000 bond for these latest charges.
As far as the history of donuts and police officers is concerned, Mr. Norm Stamper, the former chief of the Seattle Police Department, wrote a book about it in fact. In ‘Donut: History, Recipes, and Lore from Boston to Berlin’, he states: “Graveyard cops in the forties and fifties had few choices. They could pack lunch, pray for an all-night diner on their route or fill up on doughnuts.”
“They were cheap and convenient.”