By Savannah Smith  |  10-19-2018   News
Photo credit: Clearwater Police Department

It was meant to be a “sweet” day for some police officers in Clearwater, Florida and the homeless. The officers recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The store manager decided to donate the doughnuts to the hardworking officers. The gentlemen got some of the sweets for themselves but opted to hand out most of the doughnuts to the homeless in the area.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cops find stolen Krispy Kreme van, get ‘delicious’ reward <a href="https://t.co/M6b5kDJTfS">https://t.co/M6b5kDJTfS</a> <a href="https://t.co/EXbnMqhzUe">pic.twitter.com/EXbnMqhzUe</a></p>&mdash; New York Post (@nypost) <a href="https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1053116292453056512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The van was reported stolen Tuesday morning in Lake City, about 193 miles or 310 kilometers north of Clearwater. It was recovered by an officer on patrol in Clearwater. The thief appeared to have abandoned the vehicle.

Clearwater Police Department spokesperson Rob Shaw said: “There were no keys inside, but there were plenty of doughnuts.”

The store manager probably felt it would no longer be safe to have the doughnuts brought back to the store given the time that has passed so he made a call to reward the officers with something sweet that day.

A homeless meal event was happening coincidentally down the street so the officers found the perfect opportunity to share the loot, er, blessings of free Krispy Kreme to the homeless.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;This was just a way to help some of those people who were in need.&quot;<br><br>Florida police find stolen Krispy Kreme van, give recovered doughnuts to homeless people. <a href="https://t.co/Cf4abZKltz">https://t.co/Cf4abZKltz</a> <a href="https://t.co/38TTpX75R7">pic.twitter.com/38TTpX75R7</a></p>&mdash; ABC News (@ABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1052766487168122880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The feeding event takes place several times a week and benefits several dozens, homeless people.

Shaw said that the sweet gesture of the police officers in sharing their “reward” to the needy is not really surprising given the values the department holds dear. He said further: “One of the things that we always try to live out in the police department is that we’re community champions. We like to do things for all parts of the community. This was just a way to help some of those people who were in need, and to make sure all of those doughnuts didn’t go to waste.”

Clearwater police also posted a photo on Facebook of the officers standing in front of the van holding boxes of the popular treats. They’re just happy for the unexpected event, but they’re not the product’s new endorsers.

The van thief is still unidentified.

Source:

https://apnews.com/7e874c7483ed49d2a55d2edaafb609f2

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