Florida Man Arrested Over Doughnut Glaze Mistaken for Meth Files Lawsuit

October 24, 2016

A Florida man arrested last year after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth is suing the city of Orlando and a drug-testing kit company.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Daniel Rushing filed a lawsuit last week, claiming negligence by the city and the kit’s manufacturer.

Rushing was arrested on drug charges last December when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme doughnuts he’d eaten, but two roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance.

A state crime lab test cleared Rushing several weeks later and charges were dropped.

Orlando police have said the arrest was lawful. The paper sats the city declined comment.

Topics Lawsuits Florida

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  • October 25, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    Deplorables says:
    Did you ever consider that the dude may have committed a traffic violation? Speeding, running a red light, failure to yield right of way will get you pulled over.
  • October 25, 2016 at 10:43 am
    SacFlood says:
    Cops not knowing the difference between donut glaze and meth is like the early bird not knowing what the worm is. Florida strikes again.
  • October 25, 2016 at 9:44 am
    Jack Kanauph says:
    I never said we should do what Russia does. I am saying that many no longer respect the authority of our police force or the job they do. They put their lives on the line to... read more

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