Huffington Post - WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The sweet victory for a North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest this week soured after a newspaper story about the win led to his arrest on breaking and entering charges.
Bradley Hardison, 24, of Elizabeth City downed eight doughnuts in two minutes during a contest Tuesday night at an anti-crime event hosted by the city's police department, according to a story in the Daily Advance.
That report caught the eye of Camden County Sheriff's Lieutenant Max Robeson, who said his detectives had been trying to interview Hardison for about nine months after suspecting him in break-ins at two local businesses.
Robeson said they brought Hardison in for questioning on Wednesday.
"I said, 'Congratulations on your win last night,'" Robeson recalled, before arresting the man on criminal charges of breaking and entering and injury to real property.
Hardison remained in jail on Friday, the sheriff's lieutenant said.
Okay, fine, so they arrested him because of a few B and E charges, but there's no way they even go to investigate this dude if he hadn't smoked them in doughnut eating. Hey cops, be a little more butthurt for me. Such a bitch move to go background check a guy after he beats you in eating the one food that's most associated with your profession. I wouldn't be surprised if they just made up these B and E's for an excuse to arrest this guy. The whole thing stinks to high heaven if we're being honest.
That said, if Bradley Hardison here really did go to enter this police hosted doughnut eating contest while knowing full well that he had a few open arrest warrants... well that is pretty much the definition of cocky. Break the law, evade capture, stroll in to the police station, eat all their doughnuts right in their face, and get a trophy for it. Almost worth getting caught in the end to stick it to the pigs like that. It's basically like when Robin Hood entered Prince John's archery contest and smokes the competition and steals Maid Marian right in his face.
Bradley Hardison: our modern doughnut downing Robin Hood.