Sweet: Man Arrested For Doughnut Glaze Gets $37,500

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man arrested in Florida after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth has received a $37,500 settlement.

Daniel Rushing told the Orlando Sentinel that he received a check last week from the city of Orlando.

Rushing was arrested in December 2015 when Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins spotted flakes of glaze on his car’s floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme doughnuts he’d eaten, but roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS – A billboard in New York’s Times Square touts the 80th birthday of Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed Doughnut, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Customers can celebrate Friday, July 14 by enjoying a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for just 80 cents with the purchase of any dozen at regular menu price. Photo: Diane Bondareff/Invision for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts/AP Images.

A state crime lab test cleared Rushing several weeks later, and he filed a lawsuit.

Orlando police ended up training more than 730 officers how to properly use the field-test kits.

Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest.

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