Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut for meth gets $37500 from Orlando

Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut for meth gets $37500 from Orlando

Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut for meth gets $37500 from Orlando

"I couldn't believe it", he said of his arrest. The cops then noticed a "rock-like substance" in the vehicle, and Rushing insisted it wasn't drugs.

"It's an incredible feeling to get arrested when you haven't done anything wrong", Rushing told WFTV when he filed the lawsuit in October 2016.

Rushing, 65, went on to sue the city of Orlando, and just received a check of $37,500 in the mail last week.

Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on the floorboard of his vehicle and thought they were pieces of meth, the newspaper reported.

Despite the confusion, Rushing has said he is not angry towards the police department and said in fact the officer arresting him was "very polite and nice".

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It turns out that the substance was doughnut glaze, even though a field test came back positive for meth.

Rushing spent about 10 hours in jail before posting $2,500 bond. He told the publication that no one was interested in hiring him as soon as they saw from his online records that he had been arrested.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Rushing was arrested on a "possession of methamphetamine with a firearm charge", but a test done by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement showed that the substance was instead sugar from a doughnut. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins, an 8-year department veteran, who was investigating complaints of drug activity. "I've never even smoked a cigarette before, let alone meth".

All this mess started when police officers pulled over Rushing for failing to come to a complete stop.

Rushing, who retired after 25 years with the City of Orlando Parks Department, said he still goes to Krispy Kreme to get a glazed doughnutevery other Wednesday. "He just doesn't eat it in his auto", the paper notes.

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