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

Unbeknownst to him, the Orlando Police Department was staking out the parking lot after multiple complaints of drug-related problems there. He agreed to let his auto be searched, and when officers spotted crystals on the floor and tested them, they came up positive for methamphetamine.

She did a series of roadside tests; they came back positive for an illegal substance. 64-year-old Daniel Rushing was slapped with drug possession charges and subsequently arrested in December 2015.

But he bears no ill-will toward the city's police department and told The Sentinel that the arresting officer was "very polite and nice".

The city ended up training over 730 officers on how to properly use field test kits, according to the Sentinel.

Rushing was originally pulled over for failing to come to a complete stop.

In an interview with the #Orlando Sentinel, Rushing stated that he was surprised to see the test results as he had never smoked meth at any point in his life. Rushing was booked for methamphetamine possession while carrying a weapon, strip searched, and detained for more than 10 hours before getting out on bail. 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. He had been pulled over for a traffic violation when Corporal Shelby Riggs-Hopkin spotted a "rock-like substance" on the floor of his auto.

"I couldn't believe it", he said. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins, was given a written reprimand.

The officer who administered the field test, Cpl.

Nonetheless, Rushing can now buy a whole lot of Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts with his $37,500 payout.

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