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Man Wins Lawsuit Against Police After Being Arrested For Eating A Doughnut

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Orlando Sentinel/Huffington Post

In 2015, Florida cops had been monitoring a 7-11 parking lot because there had been a series of complaints surrounding drugs coming out of the area. So when cops pulled over 65-year-old Daniel Rushing for speeding out of the parking lot, they already had a few preconceived notions about what was going on.

It started off as a routine traffic stop until one of the officers noticed a "rocky, white substance" on the floor of his car. The officers began getting excited, exclaiming that the "rocky, white substance" must be cocaine, or crystal meth.

"I kept telling them, 'That's glaze from a doughnut,'" Rushing said. "They tried to say it was crack cocaine at first, then they said, 'No, it's meth, crystal meth.'"


One Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins then attempted to administer a series of roadside drug tests, tests she was not properly trained to administer, and two of them turned up "positive" for cocaine.

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