Police Recognize The Guy Who Beat Them In Doughnut Eating Contest As Robbery Suspect, Arrest Him

It’s one thing to return to the scene of the crime, but to show up at an even packed with law enforcement after spending months on the run from police? That is just a behavior in its very own category.

In a strange plot twist, a man wanted under suspicion that he robbed a few local grocery stores nine months ago popped up at an anti-crime police event, where he beat police and fire fighters in a doughnut-eating competition, reports My Fox 8 in North Carolina.

The 24-year-old suspect was wanted for felony break-ins dating nine months back, when his big win devouring eight glazed doughnuts in two minutes made it to the local paper. That’s when police noticed their man was back in the public eye.

“When I came in that morning and read that article I was pissed because it’s like throwing it in our face,” a deputy with the sheriff’s office said. “We’ve been looking for you for months. I didn’t ask him if he won a trophy – he probably did.”

Though that doesn’t mean his feat isn’t impressive.

“I did congratulate him,” he said. “Good for him. He can eat a lot of doughnuts. Good for him.”

Investigators said the man broke into a grocery store last November, and a storage building at a shopping center in May, though nothing was stolen. He’s also suspected of stealing $5,000 in cash from a local home in December.

“It’s like he had the audacity to do something like that [competing in the doughnut competition] knowing that he had broken into these places,” the deputy adds.

He was arrested the day after his sweet victory and charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.

NC man arrested after winning doughnut eating contest [MyFox8.com]