Just recently, a man in North Carolina was taken into custody by local police for allegedly breaking into and robbing a doughnut shop. Apparently, it wasn’t too difficult for investigators to identify the suspect because he had won a doughnut-eating contest that was sponsored by police several years prior.
27-year-old Bradley Hardison, who won a police-sponsored doughnut-eating contest back in 2014 by eating eight doughnuts in two minutes, was arrested by the Elizabeth City Police Department earlier this week and charged with “breaking and entering, safecracking, and larceny” for allegedly robbing a Dunkin’ Donuts back in November 2017. As of now, he’s currently being held on a $7,000 bond.
Shockingly, this isn’t the first time that Hardison has had a run-in with the law. Back in 2014, shortly after he won the doughnut-eating contest, he was arrested by local police officers who recognized him as the suspect “in at least three break-ins dating back to 2013.”
According to reports, Hardison reportedly served a three-year suspended sentence that ended back in October 2017. This means that he robbed the Dunkin’ Donuts just one month after getting out of prison.
Although the situation involving Hardison is undoubtedly extremely unusual, for officers, unusual situations are something that they have to deal with on a fairly frequent basis. For example, a few weeks ago, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department placed an unidentified 54-year-old man from Eatonville, Washington in handcuffs and took him to a nearby hospital for a 14-day mental health evaluation after they responded to an unusual call about suspicious activity.
They arrived and found the suspect standing in the middle of a busy intersection “waving around an AK-47” and a loaded Ruger .357 revolver. Concerned, the officers then ordered him to lay on the ground, which he did.
When the officers approached and tried placing him in handcuffs, though, he began to resist. In an attempt to gain control over the suspect, two of the officers pulled out their Tasers and used them on him, which got him to stop struggling and allowed the officers to successfully put him in handcuffs.
After placing him in handcuffs, the arresting officers asked him what he was doing. Shockingly, he reportedly told them that he was under direct orders from President Donald Trump to “fight the lizard people,” who he claimed had surrounded him in the intersection. Apparently, he was making a scene to try and “attract the news vans” so that they could document his story.
And several weeks before that peculiar incident, police officers in Oklahoma made a similarly bizarre arrest. According to reports, the incident began when Deputy Darryl Beebe of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office lit up 54-year-old John Wayne Kellerman for driving 57 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. After what Beebe described as a “delayed response,” Kellerman finally pulled over.
Upon approaching the car, Beebe saw that Kellerman was almost completely naked, except for a thong bikini, with vaseline all over his body. According to the police report later filed by Beebe, an empty jar of Vaseline and a pornographic magazine was sitting next to Kellerman at the time. When asked what on earth was going on, Kellerman confessed that he had been masturbating.
Although he didn’t have any outstanding warrants, Beebe discovered that his license wasn’t valid. In fact, it apparently hasn’t been valid since April 1985. As a consequence, Kellerman was subsequently arrested and charged with “driving with an expired license” and “speeding.”
Without a doubt, police officers come across a wide variety of situations while on duty. Thankfully, though, they seem to be trained well enough to handle whatever they come across.