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Saturday, July 30, 2016

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A Florida man, arrested when police found suspected crystal meth on his floorboard, was cleared weeks later when the substance was revealed as doughnut glaze.

The police report of the incident in Orlando says an officer staking out a 7-Eleven store for suspected drug activity pulled over Daniel Rushing, 64, after he left the store for failing to make a complete stop before pulling out of the parking lot and driving 42 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins, an eight-year veteran of the department, wrote she asked Rushing to exit his vehicle when she noticed a concealed carry permit in his wallet and he confirmed that he had a gun.

The officer took note of "a rock like substance on the floor board where his feet were."

"I recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic," she wrote.

Rushing consented to a search of his car and officers found three more pieces of the suspicious substance, which the driver identified to police as glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut.

"I kept telling them, 'That's ... glaze from a doughnut. They tried to say it was crack cocaine at first, then they said, 'No, it's meth, crystal meth,'" Rushing reported.

The police report confirms Rushing told the officers it was doughnut glaze.

Officers conducted two roadside tests that came back positive for illegal substances, and then proceeded to take Rushing to the county jail on a methamphetamine possession charge, where they strip searched him and after about 10 hours, released him on $2,500 bail.

The charges were dropped several weeks later when a Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab confirmed Rushing had been telling officers the truth.

Rushing has hired attorney William Ruffier to seek damages from the city. "I just don't want this to happen to anybody else," Rushing said. "I got arrested for no reason at all."


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*------------ This Time Is WAS Meth ------------*

Customs officers in Los Angeles found more than 11 pounds of crystal meth hidden in the lining of a traveler's luggage. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced officers at Los Angeles International Airport searched the suitcase of a 27-year-old California woman returning from a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, when she was seen acting nervous. The officers discovered the lining of the woman's suitcase contained a false compartment filed with tape-wrapped packages of crystal methamphetamine totaling 11.24 pounds. "Once again, the training, expertise and commitment of our Officers prevented dangerous narcotics from entering and harming our community." said Mitchell Merriam, CBP Los Angeles International Airport Port Director.


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How much do black market prosthetic toddler legs go for? The family members of a little boy in California, issued a plea, asking for heartless thieves to return a stolen prosthetic leg. Amanda McFarland and Frank Brenes took their family to the Crystal Cove State Beach. Their son, Liam, 4, was born without the fibula bone, and had his leg amputated when he was 1 year old. He was fitted with a prosthetic leg. On Sunday, Liam was at the beach for the first time in his life. He went into the water with an old prosthetic leg, but when he returned, he found that thieves have taken all his stuff including his prosthetic leg. Liam's parents looked in all the dumpsters for the leg, but they could not find it. They then issued a public appeal, and urged the thieves to return their child's leg. Police launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.

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How exactly did the two employees help the female employee free herself from being pinned to the wall by the scooter, and then the perp STILL managed to escape ON THE SCOOTER? Those things don't go very fast anyway. -Michael

Someone who "wraps" presents would be a wrapper not a rapper.
[What difference does it make? Everybody knows rappers are illiterate.]

Lewis, As usual the Russians cheated. To properly go around the world at the equator is 24900 miles. To walk around the world one mile from a pole is 3.14 miles. -Dan

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