Win in police doughnut-eating contest sparks U.S. man's arrest

WINSTON-SALEM N.C. Fri Aug 8, 2014 4:25pm EDT

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WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The sweet victory for a North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest this week soured after a newspaper story about the win led to his arrest on breaking and entering charges.

Bradley Hardison, 24, of Elizabeth City downed eight doughnuts in two minutes during a contest Tuesday night at an anti-crime event hosted by the city's police department, according to a story in the Daily Advance.

That report caught the eye of Camden County Sheriff's Lieutenant Max Robeson, who said his detectives had been trying to interview Hardison for about nine months after suspecting him in break-ins at two local businesses.

Robeson said they brought Hardison in for questioning on Wednesday.

"I said, 'Congratulations on your win last night,'" Robeson recalled, before arresting the man on criminal charges of breaking and entering and injury to real property.

Hardison remained in jail on Friday, the sheriff's lieutenant said.

(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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Bobo9 wrote:
The moral of this story is that you really cannot ever beat the cops in a doughnut-eating contest.

Aug 11, 2014 7:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
LenicGB wrote:
He has paid for his lack of vision: The nerve of this man to win a doughnut eating contest against the police.

Aug 13, 2014 11:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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