Doughnut-eating contest exposes fugitive’s whereabouts

An American who won a doughnut-eating competition at an anti-crime event got his just desserts the next day when he was arrested.

Bradley Hardison (right), 24, was on the run for burglary and had evaded the authorities for nine months, reported new channel WTKR.

"I congratulated him," said Lt Max Robeson, a deputy with the Camden County Sheriff's Office. "Good for him. He can eat a lot of doughnuts. Good for him."

Hardison's win at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime event caught the attention of a local newspaper and Lt Robeson.

Last November, Hardison broke into Family Paradise Grocery. In May, he broke into a storage building at the Shiloh Shopping Center.

Hardison is also accused of stealing US$5,000 (S$6,300) from a house last December.

This article was first published on August 11, 2014.
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