Fugitive's Mistake? He Wins Police Doughnut Contest
Burglary suspect arrested after victory appears in newspaper
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2014 1:07 PM CDT

(Newser) – When you're on the lam from police, it might be best to avoid entering doughnut-eating contests sponsored by the aforementioned police. Because you just might win, get written up in the local paper, and then not be on the lam anymore. Such is the strange fate of Bradley Hardison of Elizabeth City, NC, reports the AP. The 24-year-old had been sought by police for months in two felony burglaries but had managed to elude arrest. Then he entered the doughnut contest during a "night out" anti-crime event this week, downed eight doughnuts in two minutes, and was crowned champ.

Police officers and firefighters were among those he beat. “I did congratulate him,” a deputy with the Camden County Sheriff's Office tells MyFox8 after the arrest. “Good for him. He can eat a lot of doughnuts. Good for him.” After seeing the writeup of Hardison's triumph in the local paper the following day, deputies knew he was in town and quickly picked him up at his mother's house, reports WVEC. He is being held on $2,000 bail.

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Aug 9, 2014 6:46 PM CDT
Eat more Donuts then the cops, and he is stupid. He must have had a Homer Simpson moment. Duh!
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Aug 8, 2014 8:26 PM CDT
Remember back in the 80's when departments sent out prize award letters to all people on the warrant list. They rented a space in a strip mall and had a front counter with TV's lined up. Officers acted as award clerks and each person would bring in their letter and then show their ID. The person's ID was checked against the warrant list. Then they were told to take a second slip behind another set of doors so that the actual arrest happened out of the sight of other people going in the front door. Then the perps were taken out the back door in cuffs to the jail. We need to see more of these programs.
Aug 8, 2014 3:56 PM CDT
Says Homer:Ahhh. Donuts... Is there anything they can't do? There ya go!